One visit left for McQuay

The high school career of Leon McQuay III came to an end Friday night as Armwood (Seffner, FL) fell to Gainesville (Gainesville, FL) in the 6A regional finals. The 2013 safety was understandably quite disappointed, but he has much to look forward to. He's undecided about where he'll play at the next level, but he has a solid top five and several of those coaches dropped in on him this past week.

Leon McQuay has one official visit left – to USC. His top five schools remain Vanderbilt, Michigan, Oregon, Florida State, and USC. The Trojans are the only one in his top five he's yet to officially visit.

Here's where it gets interesting. Two of his top five schools are losing their defensive coordinators next year – Florida State loses Mark Stoops, and USC loses Monte Kiffin. The usually quiet McQuay had a hard time searching for words after the Armwood loss, but he maintains he isn't making any hasty decisions because of those coaching changes.

"It's all pretty much staying the same right now, I'm not making any really big changes," he said.

"My top five is my top five."

Still, the loss of Coach Kiffin at USC is a bit of a loss for McQuay and he admits he isn't sure yet how he feels about it.

"I just knew he was a good coach and we had a good relationship. I knew that he would take care of me," he said.

"(But) the school is still the school."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back will visit USC for the second time next week.

"(I want to see) just everything that I didn't see before," he said.

It's been quite a busy week for the four-star safety as several college coaches have dropped by Seffner for a visit.

"Vanderbilt was on Monday, Oregon was Wednesday, USC was Wednesday," he said.

McQuay still plans to announce his final decision in January at the Under Armour All-American Game. While he looks forward to that game and his future at the next level, he admits it's a bit sad that his Armwood career his behind him.

"I just had a great time playing at Armwood for my high school career. It's kind of sad that it had to end like this but it is what it is."

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