Anthony McKinney of Iowa Western

It would be hard to miss Anthony McKinney on a football field. Standing 6-8 and weighing 325 pounds, McKinney has busted onto the recruiting scene. He is entering his sophomore year at Iowa Western JC, in Council Bluffs, Ia., and has been offered by the Oregon Ducks.

 Anthony McKinney

Congrats on Duck offer! How much interest do you have in the Ducks?

AM: Thank you! I'm very interested.

Will you play this season at JC then try and transfer into a Division I school in December?

AM: Yes, that is the plan. I will have three to play two once I get on a campus.

How is school coming along, where did you go to high school?

AM: School is coming along smoothly. I grew up in Rockford IL and I started playing football my junior year at Harlem High school in Machesney Park Illinois.

What schools are you talking with the most right now?

AM: I'm been in contact with Iowa State and Oklahoma the most.

Who has offered by besides Oregon?

AM: Iowa State, Oklahoma and TCU.

Did you have a leading school coming out of HS? Have you ever been to Oregon before? Will distance be a factor?

AM: I only had an offer from South Dakota coming out of high school, but I couldn’t make the grades. I'll have to consider some distance, but for the most part it won't matter to me.

Did Coach Cristobal offer you?

AM: Yes.

Players really seem to like his style, what can you tell me about him; what did he have to say?

AM: He told me that he likes my playing style, I play with heart, toughness, physicality, and that I move really well for my size. He then told said that he wanted to give offer me a scholarship. Coach Cristobal is an awesome guy! We had a really good conversation on the phone the night I received the offer. He sounds like the type of O-line Coach that I'm looking for. I can't wait to meet him and the rest of the staff in person.

What your current height/weight, bench and squat numbers?

AM: I'm 6-8, 330. I bench 295 and squat 315.

Very cool, do you have a visit set up?

AM: We've talked about it but nothing set up yet.

Do you play any other sports?

AM: I wrestled, threw shot and discus in high school.

What do you do for fun or to relax away from football?

AM: Well it seems like I never get away from football, so I like to take as many naps as I can lol. After a tough day in the weight room I like to relax in the ice tubs.

Way to grind, thanks for your time, keep up the good work at school!

AM: I will! Thanks a lot.

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