The prospect rankings for the current junior class have not come out yet but it's a near-certainty that Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville defensive end Zack McCray will be near the top of all the lists of the top prospects in Virginia.
It should come as no surprise to anyone, then, that McCray has already put together an impressive offer list. NC State, LSU, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have all offered the 6-4, 235-pound end.
McCray has been pretty busy of late. He’s made stops at Wake Forest, NC State and Maryland over the last several weeks. Those trips have helped him in the evaluation process of his future college.
“Wake was really cool," McCray said. "I had been there before so I was kind of just catching up on everything. It was really good seeing the coaches again.
"NC State was really cool too. I had never been there until the junior day visit and I really enjoyed the campus. I liked the coaches and the whole experience was really nice. Everybody was really welcoming.
"I spent a lot of time with coach Willis. When I first got there I saw him and we talked for a while. Then I went to meet coach O'Brien, and when we came back to eat lunch he came to the table and sat with us. After the whole junior day was over I talked to him in his office.
"(Willis) just talked about the whole recruiting deal. He was real about everything. There's a nice relationship between me and him. He builds relationships with all the players he's in contact with so it was a great experience talking to him.
"I really like NC State and that day went really good. He also talked to me about what positions I could possibly play. I like it a lot."
McCray said he does not have any favorites at this point, nor is he in any rush to make a decision. He hopes to visit UNC and Virginia Tech over the coming weeks and may be in attendance for NC State’s spring game.