Five-star D'Angelo McCray sets official visit

D'Angelo McCray, a five-star defensive lineman from Jacksonville, Florida, will make an official visit to Louisville this month. Rated's No. 3 defensive tackle, McCray spoke with about his interest in the Cardinal program and more. five-star defensive tackle D'Angelo McCray, a one-time Florida Gator verbal commitment, has shaken things up a bit over the past week.

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Jackson High School prospect listed Florida, Florida State and Illinois as his leaders last Monday, but now admits that while those three are still leading a short pack that also consists of Louisville, Ole Miss and South Carolina that each still has a chance to eventually earn his services.'s No.3 defensive tackle prospect is also planning to take more time prior to making his college selection.

"It's possible because I won't know until close to signing day in February," he explained. "I want to take all of my visits first to see what they all have."

He'll have that opportunity when he begins making his official visits.

"I go to Illinois this Friday and then I go to Louisville on the 14th of this month," he said. "I'll be looking to see how fans react and how the atmosphere is."

As for his growing interest in Louisville, the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder credits his continued relationship with a former prep teammate.

"I'm just kind of looking at them right now because one of my old teammates from high school (George Stripling) plays running back there," he explained. "I just want to go up there and check it out."

McCray is having a solid season on the gridiron despite being slowed by a knee injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the season.

"I had two or three sacks and four or five tackles," said McCray of his performance in team's weekend win that improved their record to 5-1. "I also had a catch for about 20 yards but it was called back."

"I'm about 80% because I'm coming off of my knee injury," he continued. "I should be 100% by the time the playoffs roll around. I can feel a little pain on the outside of my knee, but I'm wearing a brace that was made for me."

As a junior, McCray finished totaled 75 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, while also pulling in 24 balls for 370 yards and a touchdown from the tight end position.

Also making an official visit with Louisville for the Cincinnati game weekend are a pair of three-star lineman prospects, Nick Gentry and Zach Kiernan.

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