Coalmont (Tenn.) Grundy County defensive lineman Kevin Mainard was poised to take his first official visit this past weekend, but had to cancel his Colorado trip when tragedy struck.
“One of my good friends was killed in a car accident and we had the funeral,” he said.
Mainard (6-4, 265, 4.7) said he’s now in the process of coping with the grief and trying to maintain as “normal” a recruiting process as possible.
“I’m going to take the Colorado visit this weekend (12/5) instead,” he said. “I’m also going to visit South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama (1/16) and Auburn (1/23). I’m not sure what the days will be for the first two, though.”
He has offers from all of his favorites except Tennessee, but the Volunteers have notified him that he’ll soon be getting an in-home visit.
“They said they’d be coming to see me sometime this week or next,” Mainard said. “I’m interested to see what they have to say.”
At this point, Alabama is considered the leader.
“They’re probably on top right now,” he said. “They just feel good to me right now. I like the coaches a lot. They make me feel real comfortable. I’m looking forward to my visit there.”
Mainard wrapped up his senior season at Grundy with 121 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, nine sacks and four forced fumbles.