Originally Posted by BendtheBar
My opinion is that this rate of weight gain is slightly too aggressive, unless you're trying to gain for football. For muscle building anything more than 20-24 pounds during year one is going to be more fat.
I would get that diet zeroed in, train like a beast for strength, and aim for 20-22 pounds your first year after you start rolling.
15 pounds of muscle is about the max a natural can build their first year, unless they are underweight. And you do not appear to be underweight.
Pick a decent program and much it hard for a year.
much obliged brother, i appreciate the input, it makes sense!