McGregor Discusses the Lure of Albuquerque
Spent some time with DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor discussing just how popular New Mexico first-year coach Mike Locksley is with Washington-area players and coaches. Stags wide receiver Emmanuel MacPhearson and offensive lineman Calvin McDowney are taking official visits to Albuquerque this weekend; MacPhearson already accepted a scholarship offer from Locksley without ever seeing the campus.
"He has a great reputation in the Washington area and has formed a good bond with a lot of local coaches," McGregor said. "He came in right away [after being hired] and started making offers. He's aggressive. Locks has always said he wants kids from the Washington, D.C., area and he backs up what he says.
"I've never been to Albuquerque and I don't know anything about it. But you know Locksley; Mike has always been true to his word."
McDowney also is considering Toledo.
Other DeMatha players making campus visits this weekend include linebacker Derrick Lakins to Fordham and quarterback Tom Chroniger to James Madison. Chroniger last weekend visited Eastern Michigan - where he originally committed before choosing to re-examine his options and seek a Big East or ACC scholarship - and also is considering Towson, McGregor said.
Among DeMatha players making recent commitments, linebacker Raheem Cardwell pledged to Toledo, wide receiver Mike Milburn will go to Monmouth and defensive lineman Ike Nnawuba is bound for North Carolina Central.
| January 23, 2009; 11:31 AM ET
Categories: Football | Tags: Emmanuel MacPhearson, Mike Locksley, Tom Chroniger
Save & Share: Previous: Westlake DB Chooses Miami (of Ohio)
Next: Terps Get Started on Next Year's Recruiting Class
Posted by: gocaps2 | January 23, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: hclark1 | January 23, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Samson151 | January 24, 2009 8:02 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Samson151 | January 24, 2009 8:45 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: hclark1 | January 25, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.