"He's nasty! He makes plays!" said Lucas of his 6-foot-1 defensive back. "His closing speed is unreal. He reads the plays well. He's a technician. He doesn't miss tackles," said Lucas. Lucas qualified his assessment of McCann by speaking of his own experiences. "I coached in the Big 12 for years. I know a good player when I see one," said McCann.
McCann leads the Defenders and the state of Kentucky in interceptions with eight this season. "He's a prime time player. Earl is a student of the game. There's room for improvement in everybody. He epitomizes what you want playing at that level," said Lucas.
With that said what schools are showing the most interest? "Minnesota, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina; those are the ones. He's already got an offer from Minnesota. He'll be setting up his trips soon."
With Kentucky being the home school, you'd think that he may be a Wildcat lean, but that's not necessarily the case. "He's a local boy. He's close to his mom. But he'd go out of state. If UK offered him he'd probably stay instate," said Lucas.
McCann has helped lead Bryan State to a six win and four loss season. He's got 58 tackles to go with his eight interceptions and over 100 return yards on his interceptions. He's expected to be an all state prospect.
Bryan Station returns to action this weekend in the playoffs against state power Fort Thomas Highlands.