Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) defensive end/tight end Zack McCray says that his recruitment “has gotten a lot busier” since Signing Day 2009. Interest from across the country has increased in the 6-5, 235-pound junior, who recently added three official offers – including two from the SEC – to bring his official offer total to 11.
LSU, N.C. State and Tennessee are the three most recent offers for McCray, who has also been offered by Boston College, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Notre Dame and UCLA have been in recent contact as well.
McCray admits to being a bit surprised by the LSU offer, but he was pleased all the same.
“They had been showing interest, but I didn’t think they would ever offer. I honestly didn’t think they would offer, or if they did I thought it would be during my senior season,” McCray said.
The three newest offers come on the heels of McCray’s solid overall performance at the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in January. The state of Virginia star felt he performed very well at defensive end, earning honorable mention all-combine honors.
“I felt like I did really good,” McCray said. “In the one-on-one drills, I might’ve gotten beat one or two times. Everybody got beat at least once. I’ve never done one-on-ones for an hour before. I had some cuts and bruises, but I had a whole bunch of fun.”
McCray turned in a fantastic junior season, racking up 20 sacks on the year in helping Brookville to an undefeated regular season, a region championship and an appearance in the Group AA, Division 3 state championship game. The U.S. Army Combine provided the Brookville star a different stage to showcase his talents.
“It was a giant boost of confidence,” McCray said of the Army combine experience. “Going in there, it was a giant head game. I hadn’t gone against anybody 6-8, 300 pounds before. Once I got one or two down, I was just real chilled and having a good time.”
One of the top recruits in the state of Virginia’s 2010 class, McCray will compete with a handful of other...
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