McAhren brings that gun-slinger mentality

A very talented signal-caller in the California JUCO ranks that has been flying a bit under the radar so far this summer is Solano QB Blake McAhren (6-4, 205). He's got the size and athleticism to be a playmaker in almost any offense and he's hoping another big season for the Falcons results in more interest from some four-year programs.

"Things have been going good this summer," McAhren told JCFootball.com recently. "Like everyone else out there probably, I'm trying to get bigger and faster, but I've been focused on all of the small things as well like watching film and just working with my receivers on our timing and stuff like that.

"I've got a strong arm and I feel like my accuracy and my deep ball are something I'm really good at, so just getting stronger and a little faster will really help me next year."

As a freshman for Solano in 2007, McAhren completed 61% of his passes for 2,400 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, but that productivity hasn't resulted in a lot of recruiting attention.

"Utah, Nevada and Idaho are the main ones looking at me right now," McAhren said. "I'm used to playing in a spread offense and that's what we run here and that's what I feel most comfortable in, but I feel like I can be successful in any type of offense."

McAhren has been hard at work in the classroom as well and he expects to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two following the season.

We'll continue to track McAhren's progress over the coming weeks and months and update things as they happen.

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