McLean planning return to Nebraska

Last June Adam McLean was in Lincoln for Big Red Weekend and was checking out what Nebraska had to offer. McLean has been on a couple of trips already this year and says two more are planned with one being a return trip to Nebraska.

Adam McLean isn't playing any sports from right for Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard, but that doesn't mean that he's taking it easy. In fact, it's quite the opposite with all of McLean's workouts.

"I am just training right now," McLean said. "I workout two to three times a day. In the mornings I do a plyometric workout, I do abs and I jump rope.

"After school, I do a lot of the core lifts, pushup circuit, agility work and more abs. I will also work in cardio and do speed drills."

There are a couple of things that McLean is focusing on when it comes to his workouts. he says that the top thing that he' working on is being better off of the snap.

"I am working on my first step quickness. I want to me more explosive off of the ball. I am working on my keys and my reactions as well."

McLean has good size for a defensive lineman, 6-foot-2 and 280-pounds, as well as good athleticism. It's led to 27 total offers to this point, but he credits his technical skills for his success.

"I am a very poised player; I see things happen before they actually do. I pick up on the small mistakes that offensive lineman make and use it against them. I'm also a play maker."

McLean has taken a couple of trips so far this year and has a couple more coming up. One of them will be a return visit to Lincoln to check out the Huskers.

"I went to Penn State for their junior day last weekend the weekend before that I went to South Carolina. I am going to Maryland for a basketball game. I am going to try to get to Big Red Weekend at Nebraska."

Nebraska has a great relationship back to Quince Orchard through their defensive coordinator who graduated from the high school. The head coach at Orchard has left though and many have wondered if that would affect McLean's relationship with Nebraska.

"I have a great relationship with Coach John Papuchis, Jason Ankrah and Marcus Newby," McLean said. "My head coach did leave, and he knew Coach J.P. well, but it really doesn't matter with me. I went to Big Red Weekend last year and my relationship with Nebraska is strong."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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