Recently, 2014 WR prospect Jacob McCrary 6’0” 187 Miami (FL) Coral Reef took a few minutes to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com about his recruitment.
McCray is a playmaking receiver and return man who currently holds 30 scholarship offers, including one from Missouri.
“Missouri offered me last November,” said the talented touchdown maker. “I was very happy (that Missouri offered). Missouri’s a great school. Also, they just moved into the SEC. So, that’s another great thing (about Missouri). A lot of kids want to play in the SEC, which everybody feels that’s where the best competition is. And also, they do a great job of (developing) their wide receivers. So, that’s another great thing I like about Missouri.”
McCray reportedly holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Kansas State, Marshall, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, and West Virginia, among others, in addition to Missouri.
McCrary identified the four schools that are currently among his top schools.
“Some of the schools that I’m interested in are Missouri, West Virginia, Florida State, and Clemson,” explained McCrary. “Those are the schools that I like a lot, and that I’m very interested in, and that I want to get to know more about, especially Missouri. I’m planning to take a trip to Missouri this summer. So, I’m very excited about that.”
McCray wasn’t exactly sure when he’d visit Missouri, but he suggested that it might occur during camp.
McCrary has been speaking regularly with Missouri Assistant Josh Henson.
“I talk to (Coach Henson) every two weeks, just to keep in contact with him, to let him know that I’m very interested,” explained McCrary.
It sounds like there’s reciprocal interest.
“Missouri has expressed high interest in me. They like me a lot,” explained McCrary. “Just having an offer from Missouri means a lot, because of their rich tradition that they have there, and some of the great receivers that came through there. I wouldn’t mind making Missouri my college choice for the next three or four years.”
McCray was recently timed at a Nike camp at 4.41 seconds in the forty-yard dash. He also posted a 34” standing vertical. Last season, despite missing 4 games due to a knee injury, McCray still led his team, with 13 receptions for 311 yards and 8 TDs. He also had 5 punt returns for TDs. He admitted that he does occasionally get tackled.
“Yeah. I got tackled a couple of times,” explained McCrary. “But, not too many.”
McCrary plays in the slot, but he feels that he could also line up outside.
“I feel like I’m more of a slot receiver,” said McCrary. “But, I think I can play inside or outside.”
McCrary said that his favorite pass route is the slant, and that he often takes that pass reception and runs it into the end zone.