Collins came to Laurel High earlier this year to meet with McClam, who already knows some of the players on the Seton Hill roster.

Two Meade High graduates whom McClam knows from his days at that school were freshmen for Seton Hill last season.

Jordan Harper was a defensive back who had 15 tackles in 10 games, while Erik Kerns was a reserve wide receiver.

Seton Hill finished 0-11 in 2012 and allowed at least 30 points in seven of those games.

McClam said he may head to Seton Hill in July for workouts and will report in August when practice begins. He is undecided on a major.

He will not be only connection to Laurel at the school.

Paul O'Brien, a long-time softball coach at St. Vincent Pallotti, just finished his first season as the head softball coach at Seton Hill.

In football, the Griffins will move to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), which features some top Division II programs.

McClam hopes to make an immediate impact.

"There will be a number of freshmen who could play for us this year," Collins said. "He certainly has the tools athletically to help us real early in his college career."