"He was actually a starter as a freshman, when he played d-end," Easton DC Jerry Phillips said. "He had a decent freshman year, making a few sacks and using his speed to run backs down.
"He was hurt last year, and I've never seen him more motivated than he is now. He's been tearing camps up. Right now, we're going to try him at outside linebacker where he can use his speed and coverage ability. He'll be on the strongside but can play will linebacker, too."
"His ability is even better than Edward's," Phillips raved. "Arthur is faster and stronger and taller. Actually, Edward also played defensive line before we moved him to linebacker. The thing about Edward is his knack for finding the football.
"Arthur is a lot faster than I thought he was. He's gotten bigger and a lot stronger, and has been hitting the weights hard. It'll be different - going from his hand on the ground to standing up - and we'll see if he'll quickly adapt."
"It's going to be crazy this spring," Phillips laughed. "Florida State was here this morning. Their coach assigned to this area never knew the school was here because we haven't had this much talent until now. They really like Capers-Smith and Johnson."
Returning to McGinnis, Phillips concluded with praise for the 6-2, 205-pounder.
"He's a real good kid," Phillips said. "He knows that since he's been getting so much love from these camps, he'll have to perform. He says he's up to the challenge."