McClain to Stay Busy With Recruiting

An update is featured on Anniston High's Antoine McClain.

Mobile, Ala.--Big offensive tackle Antoine McClain is planning a busy recruiting schedule in January.

The Anniston High School star says he may take five official visits before making his decision on which college to attend.

"Auburn is up there," he says when talking about his favorites. "I had them first for a visit at the beginning of January, but me and my parents decided we should take visits to schools we have never seen and then take the visits to the in-state schools last.

"I am going to go to Tennessee and Clemson first and then either Auburn or Alabama last," McClain says. "I am going to try to work out a visit to LSU, too."

McClain and his teammates will play in the annual Alabama-Missisisppi All-Star Game on Monday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The tackle says he is looking forward to the game.

"Practice is fun," says McClain, who predicts the Alabama All-Stars will feature a strong offensive line and all-around team. "I think we are going to be good. Really good."

McClain notes that he has been having some good battles in practice with highly regarded defensive tackle Jomarcus Savage from Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High. "We have been giving each other some lessons," McClain says. "He is a good player.

"Our defensive line has strength and speed," McClain says. "It is going to be a great D-line."

McClain says it is an honor to be in the all-star game as the Alabama team goes for a third straight win in the series. Last summer the Mississippi team suffered a 51-14 whipping.

"Playing in the all-star game was most definitely one of my goals for my senior season," McClain says. "It is like a tradition at my school to play in the game."

In addition to enjoying the experience on the field so far, McClain says it has been good off the field, too. "We are having a good time," he says. "We joke around and get to learn more about each other and we are building chemistry."

This year's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game will be played at 7 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

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