Ohio tight end interested in Vols

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Often times it is hard to find a spot for a tweener coming out of high school, but someone is going to make room for 6-foot-7, 240-pound tight end/offensive guard prospect Brock Macaulay.

Macaulay, who plays tight end for West Holmes (Ohio) High School has been gaining interest at two different positions.

"I am a tight end, but I can also play offensive tackle," Macaulay told InsideTennessee. "That is kind of how I am being recruited is as a combo guy.

"Whatever a team needs I can do both. If they need a tight end I can stay slim or if I need to bulk up I can do that too. I am a solid blocking tight end and I have potential at tackle."

The rising senior has already grabbed offers from Ball State, Colorado State, Kent State, Toledo, Miami (OH) and Yale.

And while Ohio football athletes are unable to participate in spring football, Macaulay is trying to improve his game elsewhere.

"I have been working out with my trainer and I lift with a former college football player to stay in shape," he said. "I am trying to put on a little bit of weight to get up to 245 pounds. I am doing some speed training and that is really helping."

Furthermore, the two-star prospect, according to Scout.com, will try to expand his offer list while camping with several big-time Division I programs.

"I really want to improve my technique and improve overall as a player when I go to these camps," Macaulay said. "And I would like to get some other big schools looking at me as well. Really it just comes down to improving your game."

The Millersburg, Ohio, native will camp with Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Northwestern and even might make the trip to Knoxville at the request of the Volunteers coaching staff.

"I have gotten several things from Tennessee so far," Macaulay said. "They sent me information on their summer camp and want me to come down for that. I am definitely interested in them after getting some stuff."

As Macaulay makes his way across the country to visit football programs, the main thing he is looking for — a big-time college football atmosphere.

"The thing that is important to me is the atmosphere," he said. "If there is a great college town with a great atmosphere there that is going to be big for me. I like when people know and love the football program and that kind of atmosphere."

Stay tuned for more recruiting information from InsideTennesse.

Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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