Means is the whole package, a
talented football player and a great student; he carries a 3.84 GPA at
It was a bit of both – football
and academics – that lead Means to
"A lot of it was academics," he said. "They're one of the top schools in the nation for what I want to major in – chemical engineering – so that had a lot to do with.
"When I was there for the camp the coaches made me feel like family, not like I was just a football player it was more. They actually care about their players."
The 6-foot, 225 pounder, ran a
personal best 4.53/40 at the NIKE Combine. He said he'll probably play SAM and
middle linebacker for
"If I was going to do running back, I'd be more of a fullback," Means said. "They're looking at me just as a linebacker."
"We returned all our skill position players, so hopefully we're looking to make a run at the state championship," he said. "We have 22 seniors."
Means said the two became good friends at the camp and hopes his decision influences Carney to follow in his footsteps.
"When we were [in
In previous interviews Means had said he probably wouldn't make his decision until after his senior season, but he decided to take the pressure off his final year.
"I kind of had made up my mind but
I wanted to see what was going to happen," he said. "I talked to my parents and
I knew that if even I had waited and got other offers I was still going to go to