Georgia QB with double-digit offers

Johnathon McCrary, quarterback from Ellenwood-Cedar Grove, Ga., reports verbal offers from several of the nation's top programs. He camped at three schools in July. He discussed scholarship offers, camps and what he is looking for in a school.


"I have 22 offers right now," said Johnathon McCrary. "The main ones who have offered are Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State, North Carolina, Purdue, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ohio State, Texas and Mississippi State.

"I will definitely visit Georgia this fall. I am not going to Oregon, but plan to check them and USC out next year. I want to go to a Florida and LSU game."

McCrary attended camps at Alabama, Florida State and Georgia in July. He talked about his interest in the three programs.

"I liked all of the camps," he said. "I got to meet the people and get to know the people. I am still keeping my options open though.

"I like Alabama mainly because it's football country. I like the environment. There was a player there who was in coach Rumph's office. He said he would like to see me there. It's nice to see someone say that who can be a role model for you.

"I like coach Craig. I learned a lot of things about the campus. They know what it takes to have a top quarterback in the draft."

The 6-foot-3.5, 187-pound prospect has plenty of time to make a college choice.

"I am not going to make an early decision," said McCrary. "I am going to make my decision after my senior year. I will graduate early. I will go to school in January after my senior year.

McCrary knows the factors which will play a role in the decision.

"The biggest thing I am looking for is character," he said. "I want to see if the coaches stand by their word and sacrifice. If they are able to sacrifice for me I can sacrifice a lot of them.

"If I decide to leave my home state and leave everything behind I want to be able to trust the coaches. I want to give them all of my trust. If they tell me they are going to be there I want them to be there."

McCrary's sister will attend Georgia which may give the Bulldogs an upper hand in his recruitment. He also has a teammate who is committed to Alabama in Brandon Greene.

"Brandon and I are like brothers," McCrary said. "I would love to play with him in college. He isn't trying to pressure me to go to Alabama. He tells me to go where is best for me."

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