Early McCray III: "I'm a Cardinal"

DB Early McCray III talks about his recent visit and commitment to Louisville with ITV.

Cornerback Early McCray III was among those that visited the University of Lousiville campus and football program this past weekend.

"I liked the enviroment there," said McCray. "The facilities were real nice and I like the coaches. I plan on studying business or education and they have good academic support there for that."

As a senior at Coffee County High School in Douglas, Georgia, the speed cornerback recorded 45 tackles, 11 passes broken up and 3 interceptions. He was named first team All-Region for his efforts and was ranked among the top 100 prospects in Georgia by Borderwars.com.

McCray, who had been contacted by Bob Petrino while he was at Auburn, told me that he knew that he would visit Louisville as soon as Petrino was named head coach of the Cardinals.

While visiting Louisville, McCray attended the basketball game against TCU and was surprised by the level of support that the Cardinals received.

"It was wild," explained McCray. "I have never seen anything like that before. Everyone had their red on. It was great to see how the Louisville fans are for their teams."

While on campus, McCray was extended an offer to play for the Cardinals, which he accepted.

"I met with the coaches and they said that they would really like to have me," said McCray. "They said that they really liked my personality and that they liked me."

A trip to East Carolina was scheduled for this weekend, however, McCray told me that he is finished with the recruiting process. "I'm not going to go on any more visits. I'm a Cardinal now. I'm just focused on going up there and getting started. I'm going to try to come in and play right away, but if that doesn't work and the coach wants me to redshirt I will."

McCray is fully qualified to play as a freshman.


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