But on the other side of the ball, Northwestern is targeting Ameen-Moore's teammate Connor Healy, a three-star linebacker. Healy, who is 6-feet and 215 pounds, doesn't currently hold an offer. He said, though, that he is talking with NU a lot and will be visiting sometime in April.As is the case with Ameen-Moore, Mick McCall is the head recruiter for Healy. Makes sense, too, seeing as McCall led Mullen to a state title in 1998.
"My main contact is coach Mick McCall. He was actually the head football at my high school so, he's my main contact...."I mean, that's always cool because you know he was out here and he kind of knows our highs school and what we're about. And he's just a great coach and a great guy so I really enjoy talking to him."
While he holds no officials offers, Healy said he thinks that Colorado and Kansas State are the closest to offering. Nebraska and Connecticut are recruiting him as well. (Colorado and Kansas State, by the way, are also among the schools recruiting Ameen-Moore the hardest.)Healy was going to visit Northwestern in the middle of the month, but the date was postponed by a track meet; he runs the 100 and 4X100, which in football terms translates to a 4.65 40. Still, he was unequivocal about visiting Evanston: he's coming in April, he just doesn't know the date. Maybe for a spring practice, maybe for the spring game. Whatever the case, he will be stopping by.
Healy said that he and Ameen-Moore discuss all things recruiting, but added that they aren't some sort of package deal."We're real good friends," Healy said. "We talk about it all the time…. I mean, it'd be cool if we did (go to the same school), but we're probably going to both make our decisions based on what's best for us. If it ends up being the same school that'd be awesome."
* Also, just a note of clarification: Northwestern has not offered Tony Springmann. Scout.com reported as much, but Purple Reign spoke with Springmann on Wednesday night, and he said that Northwestern has all but stopped recruiting him. The 6-7, 260-pound offensive/defensive tackle confirmed that he was in contact with NU toward the end of 2009, but that the interest has since cooled; he says he didn't receive an invite to stop by spring practices.
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