Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) defensive end/tight end Zack McCray turned in an outstanding junior season, totaling 20 sacks en route to earning first-team all-district, first-team all-region and first-team all-state honors for his play on the defensive side of the ball. The 6-5, 235-pound McCray, one of the top 2010 class recruits in the state of Virginia, now prepares to showcase his talents on a national level at the Army All-American Junior Combine.
“I’m feeling really good right now about going to the combine,” said McCray, who leaves tomorrow for the combine. He has been training for the event for most of this month. “I don’t know about getting nervous, but we’ll see when I get there. I’m the competitive type and I like the competitive nature of these things. I like to compete at whatever I do.”
McCray, also a second-team all-district tight end selection, helped the Bees to an undefeated regular season, a district championship, a region championship and an appearance in the Group AA, Division 3 state championship game. Brookville fell just a few points shy of a state title, falling to James Monroe 50-46, but overall the standout junior is extremely proud of the team’s accomplishments.
“I think we gave it all we had in the state championship game and we can’t be disappointed with that,” McCray said. “It wasn’t meant to be. There must be a reason why we lost…later in life I might realize that. I think we had a great season, so I’m not going to let one game ruin the season.”
McCray has a head start in the recruiting process, having already taken unofficial visits to Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia. He has close to 10 Division 1A scholarship offers, including Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
McCray’s cousin, Brookville senior Logan Thomas, committed to Virginia Tech in November. What kind of edge does this give the Hokies?
“I don’t think it really helps them at all,” McCray answered....
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