When is McKinney Coming to Ann Arbor?

Defensive lineman <b>James McKinney</b> from Louiville, Ky. Central high school seems to be enjoying the recruiting process. Reports change from day to day on his visit plans. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke Wednesday with McKinney. He gave his latest visit schedule, including when he is planning to visit Ann Arbor.

James McKinney told GBW in early July that he just wanted to look around and see what other schools had in store for him. There have been several reports that he has set up one official visit, and another has been narrowed down. As has often been the case with the talented young man, nothing is set in stone. "I have a visit set up with Nebraska for Sept. 24," he said. "But I may try to reschedule to Sept. 4. I'm not real sure right now." McKinney told InsideTheVille.com recently that he would be making an unofficial visit to Louisville on Sunday, Sept. 5 in order to attend the Cardinals' season opener against in-state rival Kentucky. With a 3:30 p.m. kickoff it is possible for McKinney to squeeze in both visits that weekend.

He said that from over 35 offers he has received he has narrowed his list of schools to 14, including Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio State, Clemson, Cincinnati, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oklahoma St., and the home-state schools of Lousiville and Kentucky. "I'll probably narrow it down to five after next week," he said.

More important to Michigan fans, when will the 6 foot 3, 275-pound big man make the trek to Ann Arbor? "I talked to coach Herrmann (Weds) and I was going to come up for the academic day this weekend," McKinney said. "But I need to take care of some things down here so I'm not going to make it. My cousin, Javarre Write, got invited and is going up this weekend. He's a junior running back and he's interested in Michigan. Coach Herrmann and I talked about when I would come up there for my official visit and he wants me to come either the first or second weekend of December. I'm going to go to the Michigan State and Minnesota games, so I'm not sure if I'll take an official visit up there."

It is well known that McKinney is friends with another Michigan target, linebacker Brandon Logan from Lexington Catholic. "Brandon and I talk a lot about going to school together," he said. "He likes Florida and we may go down there together on an official visit. I don't have a stake down here but I might go to check out the coaches and see what they have. We'll probably visit Michigan together too."

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