McClellan leads COC attack

College of the Canyons was one of the top programs in the state of California's JUCO ranks in 2007 and with a tough defense and a dynamic offensive attack they should again be at the top of the rankings this fall. The leader of the COC attack is QB Brad McClellan (6-4, 207) and he updated recently on recruiting as well as what he does best out on the field...

McClellan prepped at Deerfield Beach High School in Florida and he signed with Alcorn State following his senior year, but after his first semester, he decided to transfer.

"I just didn't feel comfortable there and I just didn't feel like it was a good situation for me," McClellan recalled to recently. "I was talking with my high school coach one day and he said I should look into coming out to COC because of the program here and he told me that the southern California JUCOs play the toughest football."

As a redshirt freshman at Canyons in 2007, McClellan started the final four games of the season amassing 892 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions through the air while notching over 200 yards and seven more scores on the ground.

He sports a 4.49 forty time and a 37-inch vertical so he's got the athleticism coaches are looking for as more programs move to a spread-option attack.

"I have good speed and I can run, but honestly I think I throw better than I run," McClellan said matter-of-factly. "I've really developed as a runner over the past couple years because passing came naturally to me, but the running didn't.

"I've been working real hard on my strength this offseason and my explosiveness. I've also been watching a lot of film and I've been focused on my mechanics as well.

"I guess you could say, I've focused on everything, not just one thing."

On the recruiting front, McClellan has already been getting a lot of interest from an SEC school as well as a couple of other programs.

"Kentucky contacts me at least once or twice a week," McClellan said. "They said they really like what I bring to the table and that I'm the kind of quarterback they like to have in their offense.

"The other schools contacting me are Central Florida and Middle Tennessee, but neither of them talk to me as much as Kentucky has."

McClellan will finish his two-year degree in December and because he redshirted in 2006, he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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