Minnesota TE Likes West Coast Warmth

Jordan McMichael, the 6-5, 230-pound tight end prospect from Minneapolis (Minn.) Breck, has scholarship offers from the Big Ten and Big 12. So it's no wonder he likes west coast weather...

Minneapolis (Minn.) Breck has become a breeding ground for college prospects in the Great Lakes region.

Two years ago, UCLA was one of the final three schools for Brandon Robinson, who eventually signed with Boston College. And USC has two Breck alums in their program, tight ends Dominique Byrd and Nick Vanderboom.

Another tight end from Breck making national noise is Jordan McMichael (6-5, 230).

McMichael has offers from Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin so far, while also hearing from UCLA, Miami and home-state Minnesota.

"Those are probably my top schools right now," said McMichael. "I haven't heard as much as I expected from Minnesota, they said they needed a little more information."

McMichael met with UCLA tight ends coach Jon Embree, who is recruiting him. "I was kind of happy he was not a small guy," McMichael said. "He's a big guy. But he's a really cool guy. He had a lot of good to say. I'm definitely considering UCLA. It's really warm there. It's not here."

One thing holding back McMichael from receiving scholarship offers has been his absence from combines and camps, which has been difficult for him to attend in Minnesota.

Still, he plans to camp at Minnesota, Northwestern, Nebraska and Iowa this summer.

During his junior year, McMichael had 30 receptions for 414 yards and 6 touchdowns. As a defensive end he had 85 tackles, 13 sacks and scored a touchdown. He concedes that his future is most likely on offense.

He hasn't set a timeframe for his decision, saying he could wait and have a "huge signing day party" or get it over with before the season.

Academically, McMichael has a 2.9 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT.


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