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McCall Leads Jasper Strong's Thornridge Team

Mika'il McCall (Jasper Strong)

Former Illini receiver Jasper Strong is preparing for his fourth season at the helm of the Thornridge High School football team. He had an excellent college career, a brief opportunity in the pros, and he is now sharing his expertise with young people. He has a number of college prospects on his team, including running back Mika'il McCall.

Jasper Strong, who now prefers his given name to his college nickname "J.J.," is head coach at Dolton Thornridge. He matriculated to Illinois from Chicago Mt. Carmel and was a highly successful receiver. He played pro ball with the Houston Oilers in 1995 and the Miami Dolphins in 1997. Once he realized coaching was in his blood, he returned to his roots to work under fabled high school coach...

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