ANTIOCH, Tenn.- A Nashville-area jumbo athlete has emerged with multiple offers from Southeastern Conference programs and plenty of attention from a number of other schools.
Antioch High defensive end/tight end Michael McAdoo holds offers from Ole Miss, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State. The 6-foot-7, 220-poounder also has been getting interest from Georgia and Tennessee.
McAdoo recently visited Ole Miss and came away impressed.
"It felt like home down there," he said. "At first, I wasn't very excited about visiting down there, but when I did and saw the campus, I really liked it. I like their indoor practice facility and the coaches down there told me something that no other coaches have told me yet, that I will graduate."
McAdoo has also seen Kentucky.
"I like Kentucky," he said. "They sent me tickets to their games and I went up there and it was nice."
There is a family connection to Vanderbilt.
"My grandmother is a Vanderbilt graduate," he said. "It's close to home and I have a lot of friends that go to school over there."
Georgia has not yet offered, but attention from the Bulldogs has McAdoo's interest high.
"Georgia, that's my top school right now," he said. "I would really like to go there."
The in-state Tennessee Volunteers also have been in touch.
"I like Tennessee and wouldn't mind going there," he said. "I have a lot of friends that go to school there, but right now I am looking to get away from home."
McAdoo added that he is being recruited as a defensive end by every school that has either offered him or is looking at him. It would not be out of the question for him to play tight end in college, though. He averaged approximately 22 yards per catch during his junior year.
"I just go out and try to play hard for my team," he said. "I felt good about how I played last year, but I feel that I could have done better."