McCrary Talks UF and FSU Camps

He won't graduate from high school for two more years but Miami Coral Reef receiver Jacob McCrary already has scholarship offers to play football at two of the top three football programs in the state of Florida. The blazer with exceptional athletic ability took his skills on the road to perform at camp for both programs and talked a little about each.

We caught up with Jacob McCrary just as he left Gainesville and camping with Florida. He drove into town Thursday afternoon and camped Friday morning at Florida, his most recent offer, after camping at two sessions at Florida State. He seemed to enjoy what the Gators had to offer.

"Gainesville, it went very well," he said of camping with the Gators. "I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great atmosphere. Everything was organized and couldn't have been better."

He got to receive instruction from Florida's wide receiver coach Aubrey Hill. The Gator great receiver turned coach made an impression on the young McCrary.

"Coach Hill is a great coach," McCrary said. "He is very energetic and that is great for me because I am an energetic person. He knows how to break things down and get it to the point where you can figure it out."

He also really likes the offense that the Gators are employing under offensive coordinator Brent Pease.

"Florida is going to run a pro-style offense so it will help the receivers more," he said. "I feel like it is going to be a great offense."

McCrary spent two sessions at Florida State and also had good things to say about receiver coach Lawrence Dawsey who also happens to be a former player at the school.

"Florida State went well, it was my first time there and I had a great time," McCrary said. "The coaching was great. Coach Dawsey is a great coach also. Like Coach Hill he takes things and breaks it down to make it easy to understand."

McCrary went on to compare the two camps and the experiences he had at both places.

"They both have great stadiums," he said. "I think there was a little more competition at FSU than at Florida, but at the Florida camp there was a better atmosphere and all the coaches are good people and are easy to talk to and I get along with them well."

Right now McCrary has no leaders as he heads into the summer. His childhood favorite Miami is up next for him and he will visit the Hurricanes for camp on June 21.


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