Means Is Looking For Two More

Grand Junction (Colo.) High linebacker Kris Means camped at UCLA this summer and has his top five and a pair of schools he is hoping to get offers from.

Grand Junction (Colo.) High linebacker Kris Means (6-1, 215) is currently sitting on three scholarship offers.

"The three I have are Iowa State, Colorado and Colorado State," said Means. "And then UCLA and Arizona State are the other two schools that haven't offered but have sent me a lot."

Means said those five schools made up his top five, and that Stanford was recently showing interest in him.

"They are all pretty even. I like each school. I've been to each one just to check them out and see them. I'm working with Iowa State and Colorado to set up my official visits," said Means.

One of the places Means camped at this summer was at UCLA, where he started out working with the linebackers and eventually found himself working with the fullbacks.

"I got to work with Coach Schneider, Coach Kerr and Coach Bieniemy. I like all of them. I also got to meet Coach Embree. My quarterback knows Coach Embree really well," said Means.

Means said the Bruin staff didn't offer him, but told him that they will watch him early in the season and watch some film and may go from there.

"It's cool though because I'm not really quite ready to make a decision. I want to see what else will happen, see if I can get more offers," Means said.

Means is getting most of his looks at linebacker but did say UCLA liked him as a possible fullback. He prefers the defensive side of the ball. "I like to give hits rather than take them," Means said.

After a busy summer and spring, Means said the attention now turns to his senior year.

"I'm done with camps, now I'm just focusing on senior year. I'll probably decide in December. I pretty much decided to wait until after the season," Means said.

Means did say his parents preference was for him to go where they want, but them both being Arizona natives, Arizona State was a school they liked for him.

As a junior, Means totaled 142 tackles in only 10 games, and also had 8 sacks. As a running back, Means was just as productive, rushing for 1,149 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaging 9.4 yards per carry.

An excellent student, Means is already qualified with a 3.84 GPA and a 1150 SAT score.


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