April 24, 2006

McClain picks up new offer, names a leader

Decatur, Ala., High linebacker Rolando McClain is one of the top overall prospects in Alabama for the class of 2007, and his offer list is proof enough.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder received early offers from Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Louisville. Last week he picked up ones from LSU and Tennessee. On Friday he added one more.

"Arkansas offered me Friday," said McClain. "Coach (Mike Markuson) came in and talked to my coach and offered me then. I now have 10 offers."

The offer from the Razorbacks shook up McClain's top five.

"My top five now are Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Arkansas," he said. "But that's not in any order."

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