”It was cool… I mean, it’s a big time program there,” he said. “I went to most of their games last year. I only missed two home games.”
Michigan is one of many teams interested in this 6’4, 220-lb passer. After doing well at last year’s Penn State NIKE camp, Kay started hearing from more and more schools. Eastern Michigan is the only program to offer so far, but he has heavy interest from Michigan State, Illinois, Central Michigan as well as Purdue and Notre Dame… two schools he attended junior days for. Will any of that be enough to overtake his lifelong favorite team?
”I’ve grown up as a Michigan fan,” admitted Kay. “But I’m staying open minded and not just have it narrowed down to there.”
This weekend, Kay will head to Michigan State’s spring game before embarking on a potentially busy summer where he will be attending the Wolverines’ summer camp as well as making a return trip to the Pennsylvania NIKE camp. He also may stop at Indiana, Iowa and Central Michigan.
”Central called my coach today, they’re real excited about getting me on campus.”
Another very interested team in the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kay may head down to Lincoln this summer to show his skills for their coaches.
”Nebraska offered verbally, but then I talked to Coach Callahan and he said he wanted to see me throw live before he gave a real offer, so I might head there this summer.”
Kay was moved up to varsity late in his freshman season, started every game as a sophomore and never looked back. He lead his team to an 11-1 mark as a junior, passing for 1182 yards on 81 of 145 passing, 18 TDs and only 2 INTs. He also rushed for 340 yards. Those stats will no doubt go up this year, when Marine City switches from a modified wing-T to more a shotgun/spread attack.
More strong camp performances and the opportunity to throw more passes this fall will no doubt make Kay an even hotter prospect than he already is. As the offers roll in, he may end up having to make a tough decision. He could play right away somewhere else, but in Ann Arbor, there is the issue of a certain Mr. Mallett.
”It’s not really an issue,” Kay stated. “I want to come in and play right away, but at the same time, when it’s time, it’s time. I can redshirt and whenever the coach thinks I’m ready, I’ll play.”