Five-star WR McCay Has "High Interest" in UF

The Florida Gators came away only signing one receiver for the class of 2009. They also have a minimum of three receivers graduating and moving on with their lives at the end of the 2009 season. That puts a huge premium on top talent at the position and the Gators are going after the No. 1 guy. Justin McCay has that "freak" term labeled on him and the Gators want the freak on their side.

The freakish nature by which he goes about his business on the field has a lot of schools interested. At 6-4 and 200 pounds McCay can run over you, through you or jump over the top of you if he wants. He plays receiver like a defender and is also a starting linebacker for Shawnee Mission (KS) Miege.

He also plays basketball for his high school team at a high level and they are off to a 13-1 start this season leading the Metro conference. McCay is not interested in pursuing basketball in college.

The big news for McCay is that with over 20 scholarship offers from Top 25 programs, he is ready to dwindle it down sometime next week.

"You can call me next week and I will give you a top five," McCay said by phone Tuesday night.

The Florida Gators are seemingly poised to appear in that group of five, at least that is what McCay hinted at. He seems to have stricken up a good relationship with the Gators' head coach.

"I have a very high interest in Florida," he said. "I email with Urban Meyer probably every other week. We talk about how I would fit in that offense and stuff like that. I just know if I go to Florida and play, they are going to get me in the league."

The Gators wasted little time after viewing McCay's film in getting him a scholarship offer. Florida's new assistant coach Brian White has been out to Miege High School to check on McCay and he let it be known to the folks there how important McCay is and what the Gators will be able to do for him.

"They faxed the offer as soon as they could get it to me," McCay said. "Coach White has been out here visiting my school already. I know they are going to get everybody in the league."

As far as what McCay is looking for in a program...we know he wants a program that will get him ready to play at the professional level. He will also place the utmost importance in a program that will direct him the right way in the two fields of study he wants to major in.

"I want to go somewhere that is going to have my major and that I can use that degree to do something," McCay said. "I plan on a double major with business and communications."

With so many offers on the table, a decision can be harrowing for a young man like McCay. Next week, he simplifies that matter by knocking all but five out of the process. Stay tuned to as we stay on top of the recruitment of Justin McCay.

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