SEC Battle Brewing for McCord

With the enrollment of freshmen linebacker Sam Maxwell, the University of Kentucky added a secret weapon to their recruitment of three-star defensive tackle, Shane McCord, regarded as one of the top defensive tackles in the South. See what he has to say about the Wildcats.

It didn't seem to long ago that Hartwell, Ga. native Shane McCord was just an unknown standout from Hart Co. with just one offer from the University of Kentucky.

Months later, he's one of the fastest rising defensive tackles in the state of Georgia, with an offer list that would make anyone blush.

"My newest offers are from South Carolina and Tennessee," Shane McCord said. "I've also got offers from Arkansas, Kentucky and Southern Mississippi."

With the most recent offer from the Volunteers, Tennessee has now taken the lead for his services thanks to a great camp experience.

"Tennessee's probably my favorite," McCord said. "I really like their coaching style. They really made me feel at home at their camp and their coaches are just real laid back and chill."

In addition to Tennessee, the Wildcats of Kentucky continue to impress the 3-star defensive tackle. They were not only the first school to offer the Hart Co. HS star, but also have a secret weapon in good friend, Sam Maxwell, who has enrolled in school this summer.

"Kentucky, I would like to go there," McCord said. "One of my former teammates goes to school up there and they sent me film of their school and stuff. I definitely wanna check them out, because I think a lot of schools offered me just because they didn't want Kentucky to get me."

"That says a lot, to me, that they were the first to offer me," McCord added. "Kentucky will always be high on my list because of that. I plan on visiting when we get back to school."

In addition to Kentucky and Tennessee, South Carolina continues to play a part in the mix; "Steve Spurrier, that's all I gotta say," McCord proclaimed.

McCord claims that he's open to all schools, but one in particular - the University of Miami - would certainly be a welcomed opportunity. The raised Hurricane star would like to hear from the boys from South Beach before he officially makes a decision.

As for the season, McCord believes he has what it takes to shine as bright as ever. "I am a player that quarterbacks will fear," the 6-foot-1, 275 pound defensive tackle said. "Colleges will love me, because I give 110%, the whole game."

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