Will the McGill Husky legacy live on?

A player that is a fast riser with several D-1 programs across the country so far is Modesto (Ca.) DT/OL William McGill Jr. After a stellar 2007 season, the senior-to-be is already hearing from several programs and one of those schools is the one his father and uncle both played at.

McGill, called "Bubba" by those who know him well, is the son of William McGill and nephew of Tim Meamber, who played with the Huskies in the early 80's.

"I really like Washington a lot," the young McGill told Dawgman.com recently. "Just because my dad and uncle went there, that doesn't mean I'm necessarily going to go there, but it's a good school and it would be a great place to go.

"I'm open to every school that wants to recruit me though, so I plan on being patient and checking things out."

In addition to the Huskies, McGill is hearing from schools like Connecticut, Wake Forest, Colorado, USC, Arizona and Florida among others.

"I don't have any offers yet, but a lot of those schools have been talking to me and sending letters and information," McGill said. "Coach J.D. Williams is the one recruiting me for Washington and he basically just talked to me about my workouts and to make sure I knew they were interested in me."

McGill was named defensive lineman for the year and the player of the year for his league while posting 92 tackles, six sacks and 12 tackles for loss as a junior in 2007.

"I play angry," McGill said matter-of-factly. "Before games, I start thinking about things that really piss me off and that helps me get into the right mindset for the game.

"My intensity and motor are what sets me apart. I play every play and don't take plays off."

As a sophomore last May, McGill attended the Scout.com NorCal Combine and posted a 5.07 forty time at 6-0, 238 pounds. However, those numbers don't reflect where the young man is at now in his development.

"I'm 6-2.5, 260 now," McGill said confidently. "I sorta hit a little growth spurt and I got in the weight room and have really been working out.

"I maxed at 335 on the bench a few weeks ago and I'm squatting 540 now and I put up about 280 on my power-clean."

McGill also posted a 4.78 during preliminary testing for track.

"They've got me running the 100, 200 and also the 400 meter relay, so my speed has really come down," McGill said. "My coaches said they are happy that I can run as well as I can at my size."

McGill plans to attend Washington's spring football game on April 26th and said he'll hit the Scout.com NorCal combine again as well as the Stanford Nike Camp and the SPARQ camp that will be held in Oakland.

We'll continue to follow McGill's progress as the spring evaluation period gets underway.

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