The two hail from Colorado, Means plays linebacker/fullback at Grand Junction High School; while Carney attends Mullen Prep School in Denver and is a cornerback. Grand Junction is a 4A school and Mullen Prep is a 5A school, so the two have never met on the football field.
Means amassed 145 tackles, the third most in the state of Colorado, and eight sacks. As a full back he rushed for 1,200 yards on 124 carries and 14 touchdowns. He was a first team all-conference linebacker and running back and earned all-state recognition as a linebacker.
Carney was a first team all-league selection after collecting 110 tackles, one fumble recovery, one sack and one interception.
CN: What is your height, weight and 40 time?
Means: 6-foot-1, 220 pounds. I ran a 4.6 here, but my fastest time is 4.53.
Carney: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and I run a 4.5/40.
CN: What schools do you have offers from?
Means: Colorado, Colorado State and now Iowa State.
Carney: Washington State, Northern Colorado and Iowa State
CN: What other teams are showing interest in you?
CN: Do you plan on attending any more camps?
Carney: Probably one more at CSU in July.
CN: What's been your impression of Iowa State's camp so far?
Means: It's been great out there. The coaches are a lot of fun and I got to look around the school.
Carney: I just really like the coaches here and every thing has been really good.
CN: What do you think of the ISU coaches?
Means: I think they get after you and make you work hard; that's really important. It's fun to be out there but you also need to work hard
CN: What strengths to you bring to your team?
Means: I'm pretty good at pass rushing and stopping the run, so those are my two strong points.
Carney: I'm real quick with my feet and I come up and hit.