Recruiting: McKey Nearing Decision

Tight end prospect Colton McKey of The Woodlands, Texas, has seen the two schools he say he's most interested in and told us Wednesday that he is going to be "pulling the trigger" on a commitment very soon.

"I defintely need to sit down with my parents and discuss it, but it is either going to be OSU or Purdue," said the 6-5 1/2, 220-pound tight end prospect that has rocketed up the chart after several camps. "I'm going to pull the trigger on a commitment in the next week to 10 days."

McKey, who said his stats last season were nothing huge, has been seen in three camps over the past two weeks with those being Oklahoma State, Northwestern and Purdue. McKey said he has scholarship offers right now from Purdue, Oklahoma State, UTEP, Army and Air Force.

McKey hasn't had as much attention from some schools and recruiting services probably because of his lack of stats last season. However, in camps he has shown excellent ball skills, catching the good passes and the bad ones. He has been clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash and his listed size is legit as he has been measured at 6-5 1/2, 220 pounds. He has a squat max of 415 pounds, but hasn't worked as much upper body because of his role of pitching in baseball.

He throws his fastball in the low 90s consistently and could be a pro or college baseball prospect.

"Right now my passion really lies with football, so I am kind of backing off baseball," said McKey.

He also plays basketball at The Woodlands and was a high jumper on the track team his freshman and sophomore years before giving that up. Concentrating on football he will fill out in a college strength program.

As for his top two schools he is deciding between, Oklahoma State and Purdue are both excelletn engineering schools, which is McKey's planned major. He carries a 3.9 GPA and had a 1700 on the SAT.

"I had a good time at both schools," said McKey. "The coaching staffs at both schools were nice and put on a good camp. Both schools have great campuses, and at Purdue I had a chance to sit down with the engineering guys."

McKey is a good example of how you never know about a player until you see him in person. Obviously, Oklahoma State and Purdue have seen him in person and really liked what they saw. Now, real quickly they'll find out what McKey is thinking as he gets ready to make his college choice.

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