McMichael talks about his recruitment

Jordan McMichael, a 6-5, 230-pound tight end/defensive end from Minneapolis Breck, is one of the top class of 2006 prospects in the state. An outstanding two-sport athlete, he attended the Minnesota Gopher basketball camp this week and told Golden Sports.Net that he had recently received his sixth scholarship offer for football

Jordan McMichael comes from an offensive-minded program that has produced Brandon Robinson, who is with Boston College, USC tight ends Dominique Byrd and Nick Vanderboom and Harvard quarterback Liam O'Hagen in the past few years.

McMichael had 30 receptions for 414 yards and six touchdowns last season as the Mustangs finished 8-3, losing to Braham in the Class AA Section 4 Finals. As a defensive end, he had 85 tackles, 13 sacks and scored a touchdown.

McMichael is also a standout on the hardwood as he has gotten Division I interest in that sport. He averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game as the Mustangs finished 20-8 last season.

McMichael attended camp at Minnesota, Northwestern, Nebraska and Iowa this summer. Academically, McMichael has a 2.9 grade-point average and he scored a 23 on the ACT.

McMichael said that he has received his sixth scholarship offer as Boston College has extended an offer. He previously received offers from Nebraksa, Kansas, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Colorado.

McMichael said that Boston College, Nebraska and Wisconsin are currently his top three schools.

McMichael said that he has not heard too much from Minnesota. He attended the Gopher junior day in February and a Minnesota basketball game. However, his flight was delayed causing him to miss most of the Gopher football camp.

McMichael had a busy June but things are slowing down now.

"I'm pretty much done with camps for the summer," he said. "The camps were good. I'm disappointed that I have not heard from Iowa."

McMichael had received interest from some schools about playing basketball, but the thought of playing college basketball has quieted with the scholarship offers he has received in football.

"It's less likely, but it is still possible," he said. "I played AAU ball with the Minnesota Swoosh and I am playing in a rec league and trying to get our team together."

McMichael said that he has not given too much thought to trying to play both sports in college.

"Not really," he said. "Not yet."

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