Duck legacy is hearing from around the country

Linebacker Mike McConnell, 6-1, 220, Beaverton (Ore.) Beaverton HS is starting to hear from a number of Division I schools including Oregon, Washington, Washington State BYU and Columbia.

McConnell just finished playing baseball for the Beavers and attended the Air Attack camp held at Lewis and Clark College in Portland on Sunday. NcConnell runs the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds and squats 450 pounds. He also benches 315 pounds along with a 215 power clean. Besides being a two-sport athlete, McConnell also finds time to hit the books and carries a 3.3 GPA.

McConnell is mostly hearing from Washington and Oregon and if he had to say who his favorite is now it would be Oregon -- but he is honored and happy to be considered by any of his top five schools.

Mike will attend the weeklong full contact camp at Oregon in June.

McConnell has roots to the University of Oregon. Mike's dad is also a Mike, lettered for the Ducks in 1970.

"We had some great coaches then," said the senior McConnell. "George Siefert was the defensive back coach and John Robinson was the offensive coordinator."

While the elder McConnell is a loyal Duck, he is fine and supportive of whatever decision his son makes regarding college. The younger McConnell is working with former Chicago Bear Ken Taylor on increasing his speed.

Greg Barton, the founder of Air Attack thinks that McConnell is a solid Division I player.

"He's a good one," said Barton. "He (McConnell) can play at the Division I level."

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