That description certainly applies to Shawnee (KS) Mill Valley offensive lineman Coleman McCann, who is the proud owner of a 3.95 grade point average and a score of 28 on the ACT.
A 6-foot-3, 275-pound offensive lineman, McCann currently holds offers from Northern Colorado and South Dakota, as well as heavy interest from the likes of Pennsylvania and the United States Naval Academy.
"I'm pretty high on academics, that's for sure," he said. "I'm just trying to find the right school."
Recently, McCann made the trip out to Annapolis, Md. for camp with the Midshipmen, which he felt went exceedingly well. He had the chance to speak with many of the coaches, but especially offensive line coach Chris Culton.
The Navy staff believes McCann could gain admittance to the academy on his own merits, and not need the assistance of a scholarship to do so - making him even more attractive. But they want him for more than just his brains, of course.
"(Culton) likes my technique and everything, my intensity," McCann said. "He's seen my film and he like what he sees."
"It's an option, that's for sure," he added, of Navy.
Currently, McCann and the rest of the Jaguars are in the middle of their team camp, continuing preparations for the 2012 season.