McKinney Impressive at Michigan Camp

James McKinney of Central High School returned from a camp at the University of Michigan and spoke with Inside the Ville about the experience.

James McKinney,'s top-rated prospect in Kentucky, returned from an impressive performance at Michigan's camp this week and spoke about his experience with ITV on Saturday afternoon.

"I ate it up," McKinney said of his performance in Ann Arbor. "I went against Justin Schifano, who's committed to Michigan, and Cory Zirbel from Murray, Kentucky and they couldn't stop me."

McKinney measured in at 6-foot-3, 280-pounds and ran a 4.83 40 while at Michigan. He also split his time working at defensive end and tight end.

"It was the same when I went tight one could stop me really," McKinney said. "It was like I went unguarded."

Following the camp, James' uncle Neal spoke with Michigan site, GoBlueWolverine Magazine and indicated that a decision by James could come prior to the start of the high school season.

"We didn't even talk about committing," Neal McKinney told GoBlueWolverine Magazine.. "The coaches really seemed to like what they saw though, and we hope to decide before the season starts. I think he wants to be able to focus on his academics and the season without the distractions of recruiting."

However, James told ITV on Saturday that he will wait to make a decision.

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  • "That's inaccurate," James said. "I'm not going to decide until I take all of my visits."

    His camp at Michigan may wrap up what has been a busy spring and summer for McKinney, who will begin practice with Central High School in mid-July.

    "I like going to the camps," explained McKinney. "It help me improve my techniques and learn new things.

    With more than 35 scholarship offers McKinney has yet to narrow his list of schools at this point, but many believe that Louisville and Michigan are the co-leaders at this point.

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