Canada lineman to visit Memphis Friday

One Canadian athlete has a dream of playing football in America. Canada offensive lineman Arran MacRae hopes a visit to Memphis and Ole Miss this upcoming weekend will give him that opportunity. Go "Inside" to find out more about this Canadian athlete visitor and his upcoming visit to the University of Memphis.

One Canadian athlete has a dream of playing football in America.

Canada offensive lineman Arran MacRae hopes a visit to Memphis and Ole Miss this upcoming weekend will give him that opportunity.

TigerAuthority.com spoke with MacRae to get the latest on the talented athlete. Macrae, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman who runs a 4.9 forty is excited about the upcoming visit.

"I have heard so many great things about Memphis," MacRae said. "They play in Conference USA and going to move to the Big East and play big time football, it doesn't get any better than that."

According to MacRae he will take his unofficial visit to the Bluff City campus 10:15 a.m. Friday morning, before traveling to Oxford Mississippi on Saturday for the Rebels Spring Game.

"I know that Memphis has a new coaching staff," MacRae said. "I'm looking forward to seeing their stadium, their city and checking out the campus."

According to MacRae he has yet to land a D1 NCAA offer but hope that changes in the near future.

"There is a vast difference in football in America compared to Canada," MacRae said. "We only have 26 schools here in my country, compared to over 300 in the United States. Our biggest schools here only get maybe a few thousand fans, I would love to play in front of a big crowd in America."

MacRae can't wait for the visit.

"This is my first major visit to an American University," MacRae said. "I'm expecting to be amazed by my visits."

Stay tuned to TigerAuthority.com for the latest on MacRae's recruitment, including an update after his visit Friday.


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