"Wide receivers coach Brian Anderson is the Minnesota coach that offered me," Dalton (Ga.) athlete Kyric McGowan said to GopherDigest. "He told me that I'm a great player on both sides of the ball and he thinks I would be a great fit for their football team. He noticed that I had good grades and noted that he liked that I cared about my school work as much as the work I put in on the field. He offered me as a wide receiver and I don't have a specific position on the football field that I prefer, but I'm more comfortable on offense, but I love playing defense too. Offensive wise, I think I would like to play slot receiver in college."
McGowan has a connection to another player from Georgia who is currently at Minnesota.
"I don't know too much about the Gophers, but I what I do know their running back Shannon Brooks went to high school at Pickens County, which is pretty close to me," McGowan explained. "That's just an hour away from me right over the mountains. I also know that Minnesota had a good season last year, but lost some close games to some tough teams. I'm very interested in Minnesota now that they've offered and I'm trying to go visit there while I'm up north visiting other schools next month. I plan to visit Northwestern in the early summer, so hopefully in June or early July, so hopefully I can swing by and see them too. What's piqued my interest with the Gophers is mostly because they're a Big Ten team. I would love to play at that level of competition. Also because they they 6-7 last year and I would like to build a legacy and potentially lead a team that went 6-7 to contending for a national title. They're far from home, but if the school is the perfect fit for me, distance won't be an issue."
The Georgia playmaker has a slew of other schools contending for his services.
"I'm hearing a lot from UAB and Tulane, but UAB hasn't offered yet. All other schools I hear from have offered, but some other schools that are standing out to me are Duke, Mississippi State and Northwestern. I'm also interested in Florida and Tennessee, plus Florida State. I'm trying to visit Vanderbilt and Mississippi State in late May and then hitting some school up north this summer. We'll see how things play out!"