Intensity. Excitement. Those are probably the words most frequently used to describe the scene. Shawnee (KS) Mill Valley lineman junior lineman Coleman McCann was there, and the changed atmosphere quickly stood out to him as well.
"Their enthusiasm was very high," he said. "Not just for the linemen, but for everyone else as well. Receivers, running backs - everybody."
As one might expect, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound prospect focused intently on the work Kansas offensive line coach Tim Grunhard did with his position group. He came away extremely impressed by his focus on their technique and speed.
"He was very passionate about his position as coach," McCann explained. "I could see that he was ver determined. It's really rare for coaches to be as passionate as he was."
Afterward, McCann spoke briefly with Grunhard about the Jayhawks' recruitment of him.
"He was just telling me to try and get to camp this June, to show the coaches met alert and try to make a good impression on them," he said. "He also told me to come to the spring game on April 28, and we'll talk more out there."
McCann plans to make the late-April event, and possibly attend another practice in the coming weeks along with a handful of other prospects from Mill Valley - which is loaded with quality talent this year.
In addition to camp at Kansas, this summer he also plans to attend camps at both Navy and Pennsylvania this summer, the other two programs from which he is receiving interest at the moment.