McCleskey making moves

Saint Paul's (Covington, LA) 2015 wide receiver Jalen McCleskey ran a faster 40-yard dash than anyone at a Nike SPARQ competition in Florida last weekend. Read on as McCleskey talks about setting the pace at that event, as well as his recruitment. He informs about a school that could be first to offer...

Jalen McCleskey made Louisiana proud with his performance at the Nike SPARQ Combine in Orlando Saturday in less-than-ideal conditions.

"It was 56 degrees and raining," said the junior, who clocked a combine-best 4.49 in the 40 with a power ball throw of 39 feet.

"I feel great about it. I'm going to do the one in New Orleans to see if I can get my score up a little higher (from Saturday's 106.95 rating)."

The son of J.J. McCleskey, a former NFL standout with the Saints and Cardinals, talked more about combines and recruiting.

"It might be warmer with better conditions in New Orleans," he said. "The last visit I took was to Oklahoma State. It was about two weeks ago. It was nice.

"It was junior day, so we toured the facilities and locker room. I talked with the wide receivers coach. I mostly talked with Coach (Eric) Henderson, who told me they like me. We got together into position groups and watched some film of drills they do."

McCleskey is waiting for his first offer.

"It would feel great to get an Oklahoma State offer, knowing that they put wide receivers in the league," he said. "I'm hearing from LSU, Tulane and Tennessee."

Who does he expect to pull the trigger first?

"LSU," he said. "I just think that if I go the camp and show out, that they'll offer. I'm being recruited by Coach (Adam) Henry, the receivers coach. He said to do what I have to do, come to the camp, and that it will take off from there."


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