McCann last visited Missouri back in February for the Missouri Junior Day. At that time, Coach Pinkel made a strong impression on the young kicker and his family by personally offering him a scholarship.
Following that Junior Day visit, McCann spoke in positive terms about Missouri.
“I was really pleased with all the coaches there,” McCann had stated. “They were just really nice to me and my family. They really spoiled us. My family really liked it there.” According to Kohl’s Kicking, McCann is the number one rated kicker in the 2016 class. He made an Illinois State record 60-yard field goal, along with a 55-yard field goal this past season. With Andrew Baggett set to complete his eligibility this season, it would appear that Missouri offers McCann an opportunity to come in as a true freshman and win the starting job. McCann is also a punter, but he said that with Baggett leaving and with Corey Fatony coming in, Missouri is recruiting him to kick. This past season, McCann was 12-for-18 on field goals, and he had 34 touchbacks out of 43 kickoffs (79% touchbacks). “Last season, ten of my kickoffs went through the uprights,” McCann said. Since McCann received his first offer from Missouri in February, Alabama and Illinois have come through with offers. This week, McCann listed Alabama, Florida State, Illinois, and Missouri as his top four schools. McCann told ShowMeMizzou.com that he will take an unofficial visit to Missouri on June 3rd, and that he is then going to visit and camp at Alabama.
McCann said that a decision will follow shortly after his trip to Alabama. He even hinted that a decision could potentially pre-empt his trip to Alabama.
McCann said that he’s still pretty high on Missouri.
“Missouri’s been wanting me to come up for a visit for a while now,” explained McCann. “They’ve been sending me a lot of letters from all the coaches.”
It sounds like McCann is very close to making a decision. He wants to be the starting kicker as a freshman and to build a resume for a placekicking job in the NFL. He also wants to attend a school and be in a program where he feels comfortable.