July 3, 2014 MACON, GA-- In 2015, Kennesaw State officially launches its football program. Another college team to keep an eye on in the state of Georgia. In the CSRA, high school football recruits are doing just that.
The Owls signed their first recruiting class this spring. Three CSRA athletes are making their way to the North Georgia mountains. Two of them are standout running backs-- Lincoln County's Mike McIntire and Washington County's Melvin Hill.
Projecting down the road, the Owls should have a stocked backfield with area talent. At least, that's what Owls head coach Brian Bohanon wants.
"They've all had unbelievable careers at their high school. We're excited about all of them. The great thing about all of them is they have a chance to come in and make an impression. There's no depth chart. They've got a chance to come in and make a name for themselves," Bohanon said.
That's the name of the game for Kennesaw State.
As for the finer details of putting a program on the field, the Owls are ahead of schedule compared to other start-up programs of recent years.
The construction of facilities, the hiring of staff are all in place. It's time put on the practice pads and play some football.
"We've gone through a year of kind of getting everything in order from hiring to our first year of recruiting and now we get a chance to have kids on campus for the first time ever at Kennesaw State and that's exciting. I know our coaching staff is excited to get back on the grass and coach," Bohanon said.
When the Owls get back on the turf for the 2015 inaugural season. There will be another local tie-in to consider. Paine college is currently on the schedule for a non-conference game in the middle of September.