Player Primer: Will McCabe

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Fremd’s 2018 DT/DE Will McCabe holds multiple FBS offers with plenty of programs still showing serious interest. We talked his greatest strengths on the field, playing multiple sports and schools showing the most interest in him.

Will McCabe

Defensive Tackle/Defensive End
Palatine, IL
GPA: 3.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Twitter: @willmccabe22
Ht: 6’4″
Wt: 275 lbs
Class: 2018

LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing any other sports?

WM: I am currently playing baseball with my high school. We have been lifting as a team at school. In addition I have been doing speed and agility with former Toledo Linebacker Chase Murdock at LeSeur Training.

LPI: You currently have offers from Ball State, Ohio, Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois to name a few. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?

WM: I believe that my combination of strength and quickness coupled with my athleticism allows me to have the versatility to play inside or outside at the next level. In addition growing up with two older brothers has instilled in me a natural competitiveness and desire to succeed.

LPI: Besides the schools that have offered, which schools have shown serious interest in you?

WM: I recently received offers from New Mexico and Central Michigan. Lately we have had lots of Big Ten and MAC schools visiting. I’ve had extensive talks with Duke, Purdue, Iowa, and Illinois.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?

WM: Due to baseball I have only been able to visit Western Michigan for a spring practice. I’m planning to attend two or three camps this summer. I am considering camps at Duke, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Boston College.

LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?

WM: I am not an overally vocal player. I lead by example through hard work and discipline. I try to encourage and instruct the more inexperienced players. The key to a successful team and season is the contribution from all levels of players.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?


Jake Fleming – Jake started for 10 games at guard last year. He is a very physical and intense offensive lineman. He gives constant effort and has a nasty streak. Competing against him each practice was beneficial for both of us.

Ben Konopka – Ben is a returning starter at wide receiver. His state qualifying speed in track will provide a deep threat for our offense. A phenomenal athlete who will also contribute on the defensive side of the ball. In addition he evelvated his game to an even higher level in the playoffs.

Jaden Jackson – Another track star, he will create a dynamic duo with Ben at wide receiver. In addition Jaden is a impressive cornerback that could potentially play either postition at the next level.