Corona (Calif.) Centennial wide out Javon McKinley used this summer to get on the map.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver performed at USC, UCLA and the B2G
Elite Camp to build momentum going into his junior season for the
“I’m feeling pretty good,” said McKinley. “I got back into offseason
training, got some lifting in, couple speed training sessions and
practices. It just feels good to get the camps behind me.”
McKinley hit the USC Skills Camp in early June and then the UCLA Elite
Camp later in the month.
“UCLA went well,” said McKinley. “The coaches really liked me. Got up
there, showed what I could do. I got a couple looks from the staff.
“They were real friendly, getting to know them all, trying to see how I
would fit in at the school. I just want to see my possibilities out.
“I’ve just heard they have good academics out there. It’s real nice
SoCal weather (at UCLA) just like it is down here.”
McKinley, having grown up a USC fan, has hit the Trojan high school and
youth camps in the past.
“I’ve been at the camps before, so it was nothing really new for me,”
said McKinley. “They had a couple new drills I guess. I just already
knew the coaching staff. I was just talking with them. It was just real
“It’s a school I’m really looking at. I kind of liked the school since
I was a kid. It would be a real privilege to have the opportunity to go
But to go to USC, or UCLA for that matter, McKinley needs scholarship
“They didn’t really say much to me after the performance,” said
McKinley. “I just got a lot of them thanking me for coming out to the
camp and all of that. I never really talked to them about my overall
While USC and UCLA have McKinley on their radar, the Washington Huskies
decided to go all-in on the junior wide out early.
“I got an offer from Washington recently and Oregon said they’re going
to offer me, so I’m just getting ready to gear up for the season now,”
said McKinley. “I want to make a highlight tape, get some highlight
reels out there to get more interest.”
Of course, McKinley has already created plenty of buzz in Seattle with
new Husky head coach Chris Petersen and Co.
“They said they liked my size,” said McKinley. “They see talent in me
and think that they can make me better. Also, I’ve been to that school.
I saw the whole campus on an unofficial visit.
“It’s a real nice school. Real academics out there. A lot of business
credentials for that major.”
And while McKinley is satisfied with waiting to see what other schools
join Washington in offering him a scholarship, he may not wait very
“I’m kind of half and half on when I want to commit,” said McKinley.
“I’ll see what offers are out there, but I think I’m going to make my
decision around the end of junior year.”
Junior receiver eyes early decision
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