McCann committed to the Red Raiders last summer and is expected to sign with Tech over reported offers from Baylor, Central Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, SMU, Stephen F. Austin and Texas State.
Raider Power: How'd the visit go?
McCann: It was really good. I really liked the coaches, the players and how the town is.
Raider Power: Did you learn anything new about Tech or Lubbock on the trip? Anything really stand out?
McCann: Yes sir, they have the program I want to go in and I didn't know they had it...it will save me years of school. It's called the RIM program.
Raider Power: What's that?
McCann: It's actually RHIM, it's restaurant hotel institutional management.
Raider Power: That's cool. One of my best friends is a chef, restaurant owner. Do you know what you want to do with the degree after? Is there a specific business or career you want to go into with this degree?
McCann: Same as your friend, chef and restaurant owner.
Raider Power: I know the Tech program serves the Texas Tech Club, which is a restaurant actually in The Jones. It's first-rate. Did you get to check that or any other part of the RHIM program out?
McCann: No sir, but that's what my major will be and I'll get to check it out when I report.
Raider Power: So, I'm guessing you're a good cook? Who taught you your skills?
McCann: I learned most of my cooking from my grandma and mom but from my previous jobs I've watched how they cook and one job I got to cook for a couple months.
Raider Power: That's really neat. What's your favorite dish you make? If you had to submit something to a cooking show such as Top Chef or whatever, what would it be?
McCann: Cajun shrimp fettuccine Alfredo.
Raider Power: Aww man, that sounds good. Thanks for sharing that. Switching gears, I couldn't help but notice from pics on Twitter the defensive line and new coach Kevin Patrick look pretty tight. Do you feel like the DL class is a close group? Did the visit help that?
McCann: Yes sir when we took tours of the apartments I really noticed that the DL is all about football and is ready to put in the work and play football and that's what we are going to do.
Raider Power: Final question: Your thoughts about NSD and what the day, moment will mean to you and your family?
McCann: To me it will be very important because I'm the only one in my family that has signed to a big D1 school and my family is very excited about it.
Raider Power: That's great stuff. Thank you very much for your time and congrats on all your success.
McCann: No problem and thank you.