D'Angelo McCray: Still Committed?

Entering his 4th year as a varsity starter, D'Angelo McCray has not shut down his recruitment quite yet. While he is a soft commitment to the University of Florida, McCray said, "I'm not going to open up to everybody, but there's like three schools right now."

Entering his 4th year as a varsity starter, D'Angelo McCray has not shut down his recruitment quite yet. While he is a soft commitment to the University of Florida, McCray said, "I'm not going to open up to everybody, but there's like three schools right now." When asked to name the three other schools besides Florida, McCray responded, "Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Illinois."

Currently standing 6'4" and 270 lbs, McCray loves to terrorize the opposing offense. In his Junior season, McCray posted 12 sacks to go along with his 75 tackles, including 23 tackles for a loss, helping to lead the Tigers to a 9-4 record. Displaying great versatility on the field, he also reeled in 24 receptions for 370 yards and one touchdown while playing TE on offense. McCray feels his biggest strength as a DT is "getting off blocks and making plays in the open field," and plans to focus on conditioning throughout the season to improve his endurance.

D'Angelo presently maintains a 2.9 GPA and plans on taking standardized tests on September 12th. While academics will play an important part in his final decision, he's currently undecided on his major.

Depth chart previously played a huge role in his recruitment, but that has changed recently. "It used to bother me, but if I have to redshirt and sit out a year then go in and compete I'm alright with that." Another dynamic that will factor into his choice of schools is being able to play with some of his hometown friends. "I just need some people from my hometown to go with me because I don't want to feel displaced and by myself." When asked if Mario Butler's recent commitment to Georgia Tech could impact his decision, McCray stated, "somewhat." "I know him really well. We're together all the time."

D'Angelo, who claims to have been in contact with coaches Chan Gailey and Buddy Geis, was pondering a trip to Atlanta on July 20th, but was unsure if he would be able to make it because of a prior commitment. "I'm going to Friday Night Lights on Friday and Saturday." "If I don't get up there to Georgia Tech this week it'll be next week."


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