Wolverines Hold Slight Edge

<strong>James McKinney</strong> has become one of the hottest prospects in the nation over the past couple of months. When he committed to Michigan back in November, he thought himself a TE prospect. Since then he has expressed a desire to play DT. This weekend GBW will witness him in action at that position at the <b>MSL combine</b> in Cincinnati.

GBW will have a full recap on James’ performance this weekend. In the meantime, he informed TheInsidersRecruiting.com’s Allen Wallace in an interview last night that despite re-opening his recruitment, Michigan remains at the top of his list. Below is a re-print of that report. Also, be sure to check out another interview just done by HuskerConnection.com here.

Those that missed the James McKinney Video can view it now by clicking here.

This story originally published on TheInsidersRecruiting.com

Amazing TE/DE James McKinney (6-4, 280, 4.9) from Louisville, KY, received offers this week from Oregon and Nebraska, upping his total to 26.

James, from Louisville Central, recently decommitted from Michigan. "My Mom wants me to explore all of my options. She prefers that I stay close to home at someplace like Louisville or Kentucky," McKinney said.

The Wolverines still lead slightly, but their edge isn't very substantial. "I like Michigan because I've already been there," says McKinney. "It's a slight lead, because I haven't been to any of the other schools; I haven't seen them yet."

The pack of schools bunched behind Michigan are Notre Dame, USC, Clemson, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Florida, Louisville, and Kentucky.

Michigan, Ohio State, and Louisville are recruiting James as a TE, but he envisions himself on the defensive side of the ball. "I'm more D-line than TE. I'd probably like to play defense because that's what makes more money in the NFL.

"I think I'm a good fit for the defensive schemes at Oklahoma, Clemson, Florida, and Louisville. I could play DT at USC, too. But if the school I end up choosing wants me to play TE, that'll be okay."

Florida, Clemson, Oklahoma St, Nebraska, Michigan, and Notre Dame are recruiting James the hardest. "I always liked Virginia Tech and Florida St growing up, but they haven't shown any interest, no letters or anything."

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