Prospect Considering A Switch To Tigers

This two-way player projects as a defensive end as a collegian.

Lineville, Ala.--Greg McLain, a senior football prospect at Lineville High, says that he plans to take an official visit to Auburn over the weekend. He told Inside the Auburn Tigers that the Tigers are recruiting him as a defensive end.

The 6-4, 235-pound three-sport athlete had earlier committed to Alabama, but says that there is a possibility that he will sign with the Tigers on Feb. 6th.

Greg McLain was a four-year starter for Lineville High.

McLain says he rushed for 897 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, added 325 receiving yards as a running back and piled up 87 tackles and "10-12" sacks as a linebacker.

McLain took earlier visits to Louisville and Alabama and has been recruited by Kentucky, Duke, Southern Mississippi and others, he says. "The other colleges are recruiting me as a DE or linebacker," he notes.

A four-year starter in football, he has good quickness. "I run a 4.59 40," he says. He bench presses 280 pounds and squats 475.

The All-State senior is working his recruiting visits around his basketball schedule. Swinging between the power forward and center spots, he is averaging 17 points per game and 11 rebounds on the hardwood. He is a three-year starter in that sport and played significantly as a freshman, when he scored his career high of 32 points.

When asked what his strengths are as a football player, McLain says, "I know how to play with my hands and I have quickness," he says. "I can catch on very easily and I am very coachable."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Auburn coach Terry Price made an in-home visit with McLain on Thursday night, the defensive end notes. McLain says he expects to have a decision on his college choice after visiting Auburn this weekend.

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