Hungry For Season to Start

Defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds is very excited for his junior year to begin. The standout lineman has very high expectations for his team and is ready for his first game on Saturday. After being bounced in the first round of the playoffs last year by DeMatha, Kevin thinks that this year's squad is set up for big things in the very near future.

Kevin McReynolds is expecting big things from himself and his teammates this season. The massive defensive tackle from St. John's College High School thinks that his team can go further in the playoffs this year than they did last year, when they got bounced in the first round by Dematha.

"We started back on the fourth," says McReynolds, "and I feel great. I am in shape and I am ready to go. I haven't felt this good ever. I cannot wait for the season to start. Our first game is this Saturday against Calvert Hall. It should be a really good test for our first game, I am just hoping for a win."

"We have a lot of starters back from last year's team. Our quarterback Andrew Koneska is back, we have some running backs also returning. Wayne Burden is returning at middle linebacker, and he was named all conference last year. We have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, it's very exciting."

"I'm starting at defensive tackle, and possibly along the offensive line. I'm not sure where I fit in on offense yet, but hopefully I will be playing on both sides of the ball. I have a feeling what my coaches are thinking but I really cannot say for sure where I will be lining up yet. Our defensive line is going to be special, we have two big, strong defensive tackles and we should be great at stopping the run. I also have a goal set of one sack per game. Those are very high expectations but it is something that I am going to shoot for."

Maryland and New Mexico have offered Kevin so far, and Pittsburgh, Virginia, UTEP, North Carolina, Miami, Penn State, and Kansas State are all taking a hard look at him. He is very excited about his junior year and being recruited for a full football season.

"I haven't made a schedule or anything as far as taking visits, but it is definitely something that I am going to do this year, just nothing set in stone yet. I am very open to just about any school that shows interest in me, I am excited to see what a full year of being recruited feels like."

Kevin will definitely get to see what it feels like to be heavily recruited this upcoming season. He is already considered one of the premier defensive tackles in the Metro Area and another two years of getting bigger and stronger is going to make him flat out scary to go up against.

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