James McKinney sets first official visit

Louisville Central standout DT/TE James McKinney has begun the process of narrowing his list and recently scheduled his first official visit of the fall.

Since the day James McKinney made the decision to opt out of his Michigan commit and look around a little more, the attention has been as fast as it has been furious.

"All the attention has been good." James said. "I know that I have a lot of opportunities and it's just now about looking at all of those and figuring out where's the best place for me."

McKinney has actually narrowed his list, but as of right now, he's not saying a thing, citing that any final list is at this point tentative at best. "I have some teams in mind right now." he said. "But, I'm not totally one hundred percent sure. I figure by September, I'll have my five so I know where my visits will go."

James already said that he does know of two teams that are for certain going to get one of those coveted official visits, that being the team he de-committed from (Michigan) and the University of Nebraska. While James hasn't scheduled one officially as of yet to see the Wolverines, he has scheduled his visit with the Huskers, that to take place during the third weekend of September.

For McKinney, Nebraska seemed like a pretty good place to start. "Coach Jordan (RB coach, Randy Jordan) and coach Blake (DL coach, John Blake) have been real good in recruiting me." James said. "They write letters, I talk to them a lot and my grandmother and mom get along with them real well."

"Plus, everyone knows of the "Blackshirts" and coach Blake is one of the best defensive line coaches around, so there's a lot of reasons to want to go check the place out."

McKinney did say that the scheduled September date is not totally for certain. While James did say that he's definitely visiting Nebraska, he's hoping that there might be a better time to go. "If I am going to visit a place, I really want to do it before October hits and our season starts to heat up." he said. "Plus, I want to see a game there, so I'm hoping I can work that out so I can see them in action and what that stadium is like when it's full."

James McKinney is ranked by The Insiders as one of the top 10 defensive tackles in the country.


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