McCay Verbals to Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners have landed their biggest prize so far in the class of 2010 when Scout.com five-star prospect Justin McCay from Bishop Miege High in Kansas issued his verbal commitment this afternoon.

The news keeps getting better on the recruiting trail for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Less than five days after receiving a commitment from four-star linebacker Aaron Franklin OU was back at it again today when five-star prospect Justin McCay announced his intentions to sign with the Sooners.

McCay was recruited by a veritable who's who of college football's elite, but in the end it came down to the two teams that squared off in last year's National Championship game, Oklahoma and Florida.

McCay, who is currently rated the number three prospect in the country by Scout.com, recently visited Gainesville for the Friday Night Lights camp, but still came away from that visit with OU out in front.

Today the speculation in his recruitment was put to rest when he issued a verbal commitment to play for the Sooners, a school he just felt more comfortable with.

"When I visited there, it was a really cool place. Most of the times, the weekend is when a visit happens, but my dad and I went during the week," McCay said. "You really get a feel on how the campus really is, and I liked it."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound McCay is rated by Scout as an outside linebacker, but will likely get the first look at offense as an outside receiver in the OU system.

Scout.com Midland Manager Baron Flenory Jr. has had the opportunity to see McCay play in person and his evaluation has played a huge role in the versatile athletes lofty ranking.

"McCay can be as good as he wants to be," Flenory Jr. explained. He has attributes you cannot teach and the work ethic to get better at the things you can."

"He is a physically imposing player that can run and catch. With the ball in his hands, DC's immediately start to bite their nails in nervousness that he is going to put another '6' on the board."

McCay's commitment may give the Sooners, who are currently rated with having the second best recruiting class in the country for '10, a slight nudge up to the number one spot over the Texas Longhorns.

As an added bonus Jeff Capel has also extended an offer to highly regarded basketball prospect Trevor Releford, who just happens to be a close friend and teammate of McCay at Bishop Miege.


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