McCay Taking All Visitors

Five-star, two-way athlete Justin McCay is one of the most highly sought after prospects in all of America. The Shawnee Mission (KS) receiver brings size and athleticism rarely seen in football recruiting and has the attention of many of the nation's top football staffs. In the first week of spring visits, McCay's school saw a turnstile of coaches already come through.

Recruited to play receiver by every program looking at him, Justin McCay is also an outstanding defender. It is at receiver that he looks to do his damage at the college level. Coaches from Arkansas, Texas A&M, Kansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Florida have already been by to see him. This week he is expecting Notre Dame by his school.

McCay is a humble kid who appreciates these coaches taking their time to come out and visit his school to check in on him. He understands a lot of programs just want to get a feel for where they stand with the all-star receiver. It's a good feeling having all those coaches coming in.

"They are mostly coming in trying to feel it out and see if they have a shot," McCay said this weekend. "I am eliminating schools week by week. It's still wide open right now but I will have it down in the upcoming weeks."

A football family is something that is high on McCay's list. To that end, he has started making his rounds to schools and checking them out and seeing what they have to offer and how close knit they may be.

"I have visited Oklahoma, Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas, Notre Dame, and Nebraska already," he said. "I just got back Oklahoma and it was a good experience."

His visit to see the Sooners was good enough for him to see the things he wanted to see in a big time program.

"It was my first time," he said of visiting the campus in Norman. "The players and the way they acted stood out in a good way. They looked forward to working out and being around each other. Most of the time people don't like to work out. Sam Bradford and I talked a little bit, but it was really nothing.

The Sooners played for the national championship in 2008 with their high flying offense. The team that beat the Sooners is one that McCay is also interested in and should be visiting in mid to late July.

"I am hoping to get down to Florida for Friday Night Lights," McCay said of the Gators' big time camp that is possibly the premiere camp in all of college football. "I like that they win and they have good coaches down there. After I take that visit, we'll see more."

It was assistant coach Brian White that stopped by Bishop Miege HS as a representative of Florida. White and receiver's coach Billy Gonzales (Coach G) have built a pretty good relationship with McCay so far in the early stages of this recruiting cycle.

"Coach White is a cool guy," McCay said. "I really like him. He is kind of crazy. Coach G is funny too. He has had a group of several receivers drafted and that shows me he can coach them up."

The process is difficult for McCay seeing so many folks and knowing he will eventually have to turn a great deal of them away. He also understands that playing at the next level will be a lot of hard work and it is something he is up for.

"I don't know what I will do at the next level, but I know I will work as hard as I can and will continue to do that," he said.

It's music to the ears of the lucky program that eventually lands McCay. Until that time, stay tuned to as we follow this big time receiver's recruitment.

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