McCann could play early
Texarkana (Ark.) defensive tackle Nick McCann, who committed to Texas Tech in July over offers from Baylor and several other
programs, could factor into the defensive tackle rotation for the Red Raiders as a true freshman next fall.
The three-star prospect finished his senior season with 85 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions -- one
returned for a touchdown -- and three pass deflections. During an unofficial visit to Texas Tech for the Oklahoma State game, McCann got to know true freshman defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and looks forward to playing
alongside him in 2016. The 6-foot-3, 293-pounder has stayed in constant contact with assistant coach Trey Haverty
and will return to Lubbock for an official visit on Jan. 22 with many of the
IN HIS WORDS:
"They want me to start, so I've been working out every day after school and just really getting ready for it. I workout every day after school with my strength and conditioning coach, who is my offensive line coach. I work out with him and some other people, he has us doing some really hard stuff."
"I think (Tech's) offense has always been good. I think the defense has gotten better throughout the year, but really I'm just ready to get up there help make a difference. I think the 2016 commits have a bunch of good people coming in, so I'm excited to see what we'll do."
McCann is one of several 2016 defensive commits that will be given every
opportunity to contribute right away next season. The Red Raiders will graduate
the bulk of their defensive line group after the 2015 campaign concludes, so
McCann has a great shot of playing as a freshman. -- Aaron Dickens