McKeon Impresses the Husker Staff

Cory McKeon is a talented, athletic linebacker from Naperville, Illinois. Nebraska asst. coach Jeff Jamrog was recently in Naperville and he came away very impressed.

Cory McKeon, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound, athlete from Naperville (Ill) North is becoming a hot commodity in the Land of Lincoln.

Wisconsin and Connecticut have both offered McKeon a scholarship. Maryland, Michigan State, Illinois and several other schools are close to offering a scholarship.

McKeon will be a three-year starter in 2002. Cory's father, Larry McKeon is the head coach at Naperville North.

Coach McKeon is considered one of the best and brightest football coaches at the prep level and he's sent several prospects to the D-1 ranks including Chris Brown (Colorado), Le Velle Brown (Northwestern) and Glen Earl (Notre Dame).

Cory McKeon has played several positions on the varsity level.

"When we brought Cory up to the varsity as a sophomore he played wide receiver and cornerback." Larry McKeon said. "Last year he played running back and linebacker. Cory averaged 9ypc last season.

"I think most schools see Cory playing an outside linebacker position. He's physical and he can run. Cory ran a 4.5 at the Michigan State Nike Camp and he ran a 4.4 at another combine in Illinois.

"There have been a lot of schools that have come through. Nebraska (Jeff Jamrog) came through and told me that if it were up to him, they would offer a scholarship right now, so I plan on hearing back from Nebraska.

"I think Iowa is close to offering a scholarship. Penn State and Notre Dame will be coming through next week and I heard that South Carolina is really interested in Cory."

Cory McKeon doesn't have a favorite. He'll be going through the entire recruiting process with an open mind and he'll take some visits before making a commitment.

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