Junior Day: Top GA QB On the Radar

After landing their best class in a number of years in 2004, Ted Roof and the Blue Devil coaching staff have set their sites on the class of 2005, which means looking at filling the need for depth at the quarterback position. The first steps were taken this weekend at Duke's junior day.

One of the more versatile signal callers in the Peach State's rising senior crop is 6-foot-1, 175 pound South Cobb High standout Kenny McKinley, who has already received a Duke offer.

While being evaluated by the Duke staff over the weekend, McKinley has emerged as one of the early big targets on the Blue Devils' radar screen. It's easy to see why Coach Roof and the staff are so high on the talented junior.

Last season he passed for nearly 1,600 yards and 12 touchdowns. When not finding his receivers, McKinley was busy beating defenders scrambling which yielded another 433 yards on the ground including eight more scores.

Early on McKinley has gotten interest from many of the Atlantic region's powers including Tennessee, LSU, North Carolina, and hometown favorite Georgia.

In the weight room McKinley says he's able to bench press nearly 200 pounds, while squatting over 300. Meanwhile, he's equally good in the classroom – sporting a 3.3 grade point average.

McKinley is expected to camp at Georgia among others this summer.


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