Baylor Legacy: V.J. McElroy

Vann McElroy is a name frequently used in discussions when talking about Baylor's finest players. Another McElroy is about to enter his senior season, and Thee Bears Den caught up with him to see what he had to say about his future. Read More only in THEE DEN!

V.J. McElroy admits that last season was a tough one for his 3-7 squad. While McElroy expressed that the team improved and was able to move the ball more efficiently later in the year, he certainly looks forward to next season.

While McElroy, son of former Baylor and NFL star Vann Mcelroy, will line up at quarterback for his Uvalde High School team, V.J. has different plans once he get to college.

"I see myself as a wide receiver and a defensive back. Also, a return specialist."

So what is it that V.J. thinks is the best part of his game?

"My speed. I ran a 4.32 at SMU."

McElroy explains that he is 5'11" and currently is holding steady at 175 pounds, and feels he needs to work on his patience during a play.

"I need to learn to get just a couple or a few yards at a time instead of the big play all the time." V.J. reports having one offer from SMU, and has been attracting interest from Arkansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Boston College.

So will his father's college decision affect his?

"He did what he did and he is in the Hall of Fame there, and I'm real proud of that. I want to do something for myself too, though"

McElroy is perhaps headed towards majoring in Finance and is looking for "an opportunity to play and a place where I can get a good education."

"I have visited SMU, Baylor, A&M, and Texas. I like all of them."

So who does he compare his style of play to?

"If we are talking about defensive backs, I'd probably say Adam Archuleta. If we are talking about wide receivers, I'd say Randle El. And quarterbacks, probably, Jake Plummer."

All eyes will be on this speedster from Uvalde, but everyone will have to wait to see if the son of a former Baylor legend will follow his father's footsteps.

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