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McKinley Greenhouse

Recruit Spotlight: Linebacker McKinley Greenhouse, Marksville High School, Class of 2012

by Mark Clements

September 26, 2011 –

McKinley Greenhouse
McKinley Greenhouse

LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight and forty time?

MG: 5’11”, 205 and a 4.86 in the forty.


LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

MG: Yes sir – Marksville.


LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

MG: LSU and ULL when I was a kid.


LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

MG: Pee wee football I think in 2000 when I think I was 6.


LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who played football in the past?

MG: Yes sir – Isaiah Greenhouse. He’s my cousin. He played at Northwestern then he got drafted. The Cowboys ended up picking him up.


LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

MG: I’m trying out for baseball this year.


LAFM: What position?

MG: First base.


LAFM: Do you play any other positions?

MG: Middle linebacker is mainly what I play.


LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?

MG: Ray Lewis. I’m not as big as him but I look up to him because he’s one of the greatest linebackers in the NFL of all time.


LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player?

MG: My biggest strength would be tackling and my ability to tackle.


LAFM: What part of your game are you trying to improve upon most next year?

MG: My footwork.


LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?

MG: LC, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern.


LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?

MG: Not yet.


LAFM: Which schools stick out right now at the top of your list?

MG: Southeastern and Northwestern.


LAFM: Is playing close to home a big factor in your recruitment?

MG: Yeah, kind of.


LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?

MG: I haven’t thought of that yet.


LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season, for yourself and for the team?

MG: To try to get All-State this year. We want a state championship this year. We want to get past that second round and work our way to a state championship. Marksville has never been past the second round and the championship.


LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?

MG: We play Pineville this year and that’s a big 5-A school. I’m excited to play that game because they’re 5-A and we’re 3-A and we hear all type of things like they’re big and fast and to me that’s just another football team. They’re another person just like us and that game I’m really excited for and plus it’s at home, so it’s a game I’m looking forward to.


LAFM: What are some of the most memorable games or plays you’ve been a part of?

MG: I’d say Vidalia. I had I think 12 tackles, one sack and an interception returned for a touchdown.


LAFM: And lastly can you give us your current GPA and ACT score?

MG: My ACT score was a 19 and my GPA was a 3.4.

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