McCray Shines In Title Win

Trotwood-Madison is the Division-II champion in Ohio for 2011 after defeating Avon 42-28 last weekend. For the Rams, linebacker Michael McCray was all over the field and impressed throughout the contest. spoke with McCray immediately following the action.

Linebacker Michael McCray was one of the more impressive athletes in action last weekend, when his Trotwood-Madison squad defeated Avon 42-28 to win the Ohio Division-II title.

McCray, 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, also contributed at tight end in the game, but make no mistake his projected position will be linebacker for the next level.

"Winning the state championship feels so great, especially after losing this game last year," McCray said after the game. "Last year we blew it, and ever since that day we've talked about coming back here and winning, and now we've done it. I was never worried about this game, because I believe in my teammates and in our coaches."

Although he was good as a sophomore, McCray has elevated his game as a junior and is now considered a top 2013 prospect in Ohio.

"I'm better this year because I worked so hard in the off-season to improve as a player," he explained. "My teammates have made me better, because they push me every day in practice. I play harder now, and my speed is a lot better."

McCray currently holds offers from Purdue, Tennessee, Syracuse and Toledo. As his junior film is distributed, more offers should be headed his way.

"I really haven't been talking to many coaches, because I was concentrating on winning this title," he stressed. "Now that our season is over I plan to be more involved in the recruiting process."

"I do speak to Ohio State a little bit," he added. "Ohio State hiring Urban Meyer is the greatest move they could make, and it definitely makes me more interested in them. I took visits this year to Michigan State, Tennessee, Purdue and Ohio State, but I don't have anything coming up in the next few months."

McCray's father, Mike McCray, played for Ohio State under Earle Bruce and was a team captain in 1987.

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