Huskers off his list

There is little doubt that Justin McCay will be one of the most coveted recruits in the nation this year. Offers from the "whose who" of college football, McCay is a player that is legitimately a top recruit on offense and defense at the next level. The Huskers were one of the teams to offer McCay early, but didn't make it through his first cut.

Justin McCay is a special player. The 6-foot-3.5 and 200-pound athlete from Shawnee Mission (Kans.) Bishop Miege recently trimmed his list and one of those teams that failed to make it was the Huskers.

"Yes, Nebraska is out of it for me," McCay said. "I went up there last year for an unofficial visit. I didn't get a chance to get back up there this spring."

McCay made a trip to Lincoln last year and came back with positive remarks immediately following the trip about Lincoln and the recruiting coach. Somewhere along the way though, something changed.

"I didn't feel like the fit was there for me. I had really been meaning to trim down my list for a long time and so I had to start somewhere."

McCay is a polished player with huge upside who was being recruited to play wide receiver at Nebraska. However, McCay is the #1 rated outside linebacker by

"I try to always run good routes and be precise. The coaches all tell me they like my explosiveness, speed are a big part of my game. I just want to be a complete wide receiver."

As last as November it seemed that McCay would stay in the area with a Big 12 team stating that he was leaning more towards teams like ‘Kansas, Nebraska, K-state, Texas Tech. I like the teams in that area.' However, only a couple of those teams now remain on his list.

Don't expect those not on his list to stop recruiting McCay either. McCay is a special talent that could play on either side of the ball and has the athletic tools and gifts to be as good as he wants to be at the next level.

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