Despite the fact that D'Angelo McCray (6-foot-5, 280-pounds) stepped away from his commitment from the Florida Gators, there is still a very strong possibility that he'll eventually end up in Gainesville.
"I'm a lean to Florida right now," McCray responded when asked about his status with Florida. "I'm going to take visits. I'm still considering Florida, USC, Notre Dame and Ole Miss."
By himself, McCray would be a great kid for the Irsih to get on campus for an official visit, but D'Angelo has found a couple other Florida stars that he is planning to make travels partners.
"Me, Torrey Davis and Deonte Thompson," McCray responded when asked if he was scheduling visits with other recruits. "Me and Deonte for sure, but I haven't been able to get in touch with the Notre Dame coaches.
"USC told me to come for the Notre Dame game or any time I wanted to come. Most of their [defensive linemen] are juniors and seniors. They have four seniors, and then they have two guys that might leave early, but most of their guys are juniors and seniors. I think they have four freshmen and sophomores."
"I've talked to the USC coaches, but I haven't been able to get in touch with Notre Dame," McCray continued. "I've been trying to call but they haven't gotten back with me.
"We have a couple players at Ole Miss, so I know their coaching staff pretty good. I'm going to go over sometime. I was supposed to go last season but we had a game moved to that Saturday so I couldn't make it."
The Gators will also have a chance to make their case, and they do provide playing opportunity for McCray.
"They're losing five guys," explained McCray of Florida's defensive line. "They have three guys coming in this year in the 2006 class and a couple guys that will be sophomores.
"I'm going to hit Florida State and just to see how that is, but they're deep on the defensive line. I'm just going to go there and see how things look."
As a junior McCray had 75 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He also caught 24 balls for 370 yards and a touchdown at tight end.