February 4, 2010

French is a prospect on the rise

As the focus turns to the Class of 2011 following signing day, there is one junior in the state of Iowa creating a lot of buzz at the moment. That is 6-foot-6, 218-pound Christian French, a versatile multi-sport athlete at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. In recent weeks, French has added scholarship offers from the football programs at both Iowa and Iowa State.

As a junior, French made his mark mostly as a safety for Kennedy, finishing with 64 tackles on the season, and also played some wide receiver and tailback on offense. The biggest question if he decides to go the football route is where he projects at the college level as it is anywhere from wide receiver to tight end to defensive end.

French, who prefers playing offense, is also still receiving some recruiting interest in basketball as well. The big man is averaging 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season and is staying patient as he waits to see what happens in both sports.

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