Thad McHaney is becoming one of the most heavily recruited players in the state. He commented on his offers, "I was up to ten offers, but I'm reading my email right now so I guess I'm up to eleven because I just got an offer from UCLA."
Louisville is one of the schools to most recently offer him. He explained, "They got some new coaches that are really exciting. They got Coach Ron English, who coached at Michigan, for a few years, so I really think they are going to turn it around. They are interested in me and I am interested in them."
A school that seems to recruit the Nashville area hard and specifically Brentwood Academy is Auburn. McHaney said of his offer from the Tigers, "I know a lot of prospects and players go down there to play football. They are showing me pretty good interest. They don't know what they are going to do with me yet whether it is a tight end, defensive end, or offensive tackle. We'll just see how it goes."
The most recent offer given to McHaney comes from UCLA. He commented, "I met Coach Todd Howard, the defensive line coach, and he came to our spring practice. I don't know much about them, but I'm interested to find out more about them."
One school that is showing him a lot of interest but has yet to offer is Notre Dame. The Irish have already reeled in his teammate Alex Bullard and seem to be high on McHaney. He explained the situation, "In my situation they want to offer me, but I have to get my ACT up in order to get in. They are definitely interested. Once I take my ACT again and get a higher score they pretty much said they are going to send an offer. It's a school that is a little more academic and you have to go through more steps."
The players of Brentwood Academy lead by players like Thad McHaney, Alex Bullard, Jeremy Martin, and Barry Dabney look to have a big season in 2008. McHaney said of the team, "We're looking good. Last year we had a coach and he told us he basically wanted to feel his way into the Brentwood Academy tradition. I think we are doing a lot better than last year which says a lot because we were a few plays away from winning a state championship."
Brentwood Academy will have the chance to showcase their talents and represent Tennessee this season on national television as they take on Alabama powerhouse Prattville. McHaney said of the game, "We have to look at one game at a time. But that game is a real exciting game. It's nationally televised against a great program and it's going to be a great test for us."