I play college football in NC. Specifically offensive line. Right now I am 6’3" around 298 lbs 24% body fat. I am fairly strong and have developed decent muscle mass through my lifting career. I am looking to trim down to around 270-275 lbs, while maintaining strength and muscle mass. So I have been consulting some nutritionists, professors, and of course the web, and everyone tells me I should be consuming 4000-4500 calories a day to effectively lose the weight (given how hard I train).
Is this true? What should my diet/macros look like to reach my goal?