McDow who boasts a 33 inch vertical leap and a 355 pound squat max was first team all 3-5A as a junior and as a sophomore he was honorable mention all-district. Kortney besides being a star on the gridiron for Abilene High is also the point guard for the Abilene basketball team and he runs track for the Eagles.
"I think my quickness off the line and my hands are my biggest strengths, I'm also a good blocker for my size," replied McDow when asked about his strengths.
Last summer Kortney played a key role on Abilene's 7 on 7 team which did advance to the State Tournament at Texas A&M. This summer look for McDow in camps at Houston and Texas Tech and again making an attempt to lead the Eagles to a state title in 7 on 7.
"Academics, campus location and if the school is a good fit will be what I look at when making my decision," said McDow. Don't look for a final decision from Kortney likely until after the 2007 season as Kortney's focus is leading Abilene on an another deep playoff run.