"I just went in trying to do my best," said McQuay. "DeAndre Morgan was telling me that they want to see how fast you are so I knew it was big. I was nervous before I ran because when I went to the SPARQ camp I only ran a 4.5. I knew I could do better than that but I was still nervous.
"They told us the record at their camp was a 4.48, and on my first run I ran a 4.49. Then I came back the second time and ran a 4.37 which the coaches told me afterwards was definitely a new record for them. I was pumped about that."
At 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds, McQuay looked extremely good during one-on-one workouts and the position drills. He has a fluid backpedal, is explosive out of his breaks, and has very good ballskills. McQuay's play caught the attention of Wolfpack defensive backs coach Mike Reed.
"I talked with the cornerbacks coach before I left, and he said to keep working on the simple stuff," said McQuay. "He said he was impressed with what I did... I think all the coaches were highly impressed with me.
"DeAndre was telling me that the coaches were talking to him about me a lot, and they were watching me during the 7-on-7s."
McQuay and Morgan are good friends. When McQuay was a freshman in high school, Morgan played his senior year for Suncoast. Now a rising redshirt sophomore, Morgan is starting at cornerback for the Wolfpack. Currently the Wolfpack is the only high-major program expressing interest in McQuay.
"Really it's just been NC State," he stated. "I got some calls in the spring from teams like Western Michigan, but it was mainly State sending the most letters and information.
"DeAndre told me about them and they were sending me a lot of letters about their camp so I decided to go to it. Mainly, DeAndre had been telling me how much he liked the school so I wanted to check it out and I spent the day before camp with him. He took me around the school and I got to see all of the campus."
As a junior, McQuay stated he led his team in tackles and interceptions from his cornerback position.
NC State has yet to offer a scholarship, but the Wolfpack currently hold a big lead for his services.
"They said they want to see what I do during the season when it comes to a full game," said McQuay. "I think they'll most likely offer me after I send them game tape... they don't have any of that yet.
"NC State is definitely my favorite. I didn't really know anything about them, but when I got up there I checked out the facilities and I liked them a lot. I followed some of their games during the season, and I like their style of play. I could see myself being at NC State."