Kris Means Business

Kris Means was one of the more impressive performers at the Army junior combine last weekend. He showed great strength and agility. He clocked a 4.63 laser-timed 40 which was one of the very best times amongst the linebackers in attendance. Last season, Means was one of only two juniors to be named to the Colorado first team all-state squad in the 4A ranks. The Buffs are one of his early favorites.

Height: 5-11 3/4
Weight: 211
40 time: 4.63
Bench: 335
Squat: 485
Clean: 315
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
High School: Grand Junction

As a junior, Means had 145 tackles and eight sacks. He finished third in the state in tackles after the playoffs were factored in, and Grand Junction did not make the playoffs. He rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns on 124 carries. "I am not sure what position I will play in college, but my guess is linebacker," he explained.

His early top five are UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Notre Dame. "UCLA is my favorite and I also really like Arizona. I moved here from Tucson when I was in third grade and still have family there. I also have other family around Arizona. I also like Arizona State, Colorado, and Notre Dame."

CU Coach John Wristen has been sending Means some handwritten letters as of late. "I like the campus in Boulder, a lot. They have nice facilities and a nice atmosphere. The atmosphere is not quite as good there as it is in Tucson or Phoenix (Tempe), but it is still nice. I definitely love living in Colorado."

Other schools sending letters lately include Kansas State and Notre Dame.

He attended CU's summer camp last year and says he will again this year. The linebacker prospect also plans on attending camps at UA and ASU.

When asked to describe his strengths on the field, Means responded, "I am great at finding the ball and pursuing it. I am getting better and better at filling holes on defense. I am also pretty good at covering. On offense, I am doing a better job of finding the holes."

He carries a 3.8 core GPA and scored an 1150 on his SAT. Means will take the ACT on February 12th. He would like to major in Chemical Engineering.

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