Coming into UConn, Aaron McClean has all the physical attributes to be a great receiver. He is 6-foot-6 and runs a 4.6 40-yard dash, which is scary to try and defend. However, when you watch him on film it seems he hasn't ran a lot of different routes and he is going to really have to learn the entire route tree in college. In high school, it seems his team called plays to throw the ball up to team, the same way the Vikings did when they had Randy Moss.
So, it seems McClean really is a player who is going to need some time to develop. But if he soaks up what he is taught in practice, this guy can be scary good.
1.What position(s) did you play in high school and what are you planning on playing at UConn?
I played Safety, WR, and Tight end. At UConn I plan on playing WR.
2. What made you choose UConn over the other options you had?
I chose UConn over my other options because It has always been my dream school, and I felt it was the perfect balance between academics and athletics. I also liked the UConn coaching staff a lot.
3. Favorite workout pump-up song right now?
I would have to say Trap Queen right now.
4. What are your goals for yourself and the team during your time at UConn?
My goals for myself are to develop my body and my skills so i can reach my full potential and be an impact player as soon as possible. Most importantly, I want to do whatever I can to help the team win. I also promised my mom I would get a college degree so leaving with that is defiantly a goal of mine.
5. What are you most excited for this coming fall?
I'm most excited to shock the world. Nobody is going to be expecting what UConn football is going to bring next year. Myself and all of the guys in my class have a goal of doing whatever we can to help turn UConn football around and that's what we plan to do.
6. What motivates you? What do you think you're adding to UConn?
I have been waiting for this opportunity my whole life. I've worked for the football piece, but I also have really worked in the classroom, and I feel that my dedication in both the classroom and on the field reflects what kind of person I am. I used to not really care much for school when I was younger, but right around when I entered high school I decided to change myself and really strive to be successful in the classroom. This change I made really speaks to my competitive nature. I am a very competitive person and all aspects of life including the classroom. I hate being anything but first, and that's the mindset I'm coming to UConn with and I feel that UConn football in general is going to have this mindset in the years to come.