McKinnon has a list of suitors
Linebacker Brendyn McKinnon of Crown Point (Ind.) doesn't hold an offer yet, but there are plenty of schools expressing interest. "I'm keeping in contact with Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Ball State," McKinnon said. "I went to junior day at Purdue, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Illinois. I'm also planning to hit spring practices at Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Bowling Green, and Northwestern." The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker breaks down what he likes about each school on his list. Purdue: "I probably enjoyed this one the most out of my visits. I've visited numerous times and went to two games last season. I got to know their old coaching staff pretty well. I love their campus. Now, I keep in touch with (recruiting coordinator) Coach [Jafar] Williams and the linebackers coach [Marcus Freeman]. I could really see myself there." Illinois: "Illinois is up there with Purdue, in terms of the visits. I'm planning on going to spring practice there tomorrow [March 5] if the weather holds out. They just have an excellent football program." Indiana: "Indiana is a school that I want to talk with more often. I wanted to go to junior day there, but they had to be really selective who they invited because basketball tickets were scarce because they are so good." Ball State: "Ball State told me they really like my film. They have a steady football program with good coaches. They want me to come out for spring practice." Central Michigan: "I really enjoyed campus. I would have to see more what they offer school-wise if things got more serious." Bowling Green: "I was very impressed with Bowling Green. I loved everything. They gave me a great tour. I could see myself playing there." McKinnon doesn't have a decision deadline, but he does have criteria for the school he chooses. "Location will be a factor," McKinnon said. "I don't want to go too far. Academics will also play a big role. I know that four years of school will carry me farther than football. I think I want to major in either architecture or criminal justice." McKinnon says the strengths of his game are making others around him better. "I'm a really passionate player and leader," he said. "I know football is a team sport, and I'm always trying to do what's best for our team to win games. I just love the game."
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