"We lost our first two games, each by three points," said McKinney. "I missed the first game with a bad back. Now, we are on a four game winning streak with three shutouts. The defense is playing well."
In five games this season McKinney has 28 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
In regards to recruiting, three schools stand out.
"That Michigan staff has really embraced me. I feel very comfortable with them and it's kind of a home away from home for me.
"Notre Dame is playing well and I like coach (Tyrone) Willingham. They have tradition and I like their environment. It's different than where I am from in Louisville."
"I have family at Louisville. Defensive back Steve McKinney is my cousin and all the players seem pretty cool. Their depth situation is good for me at d-tackle so I think I can come in and play.
McKinney will be featured on Countdown to Signing Day on Wednesday. The show airs at 6:30 eastern on Fox Sports Net South. Fox Sports Net Southwest, and Sunshine Network in Florida.