McCay Gearing up for USAA Game

Recruiting coverage at Sooner Illustrated is still going as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we caught Oklahoma commit and All-American Justin McCay from Bishop Miege in Kansas. He is set to participate in the US Army Bowl game.

In late October, Bishop Miege (KS) wide receiver Justin McCay got word that he was selected to play in the prestigious US Army All-American game. It won't be long before the Oklahoma commit will line up for the West squad in what could be his final game as a high school football player.

"It's a great honor to be playing in this game. It's one of those things that proves that hard work pays off," McCay said. "I have been in Kansas City working out to get ready for the game. I have been pushing myself so I can get ready and compete."

And competition is something that is imbedded in McCay's DNA. That, along with his versatility on the gridiron landed him a five-star, ranking and plenty of college offers to go along with it. 

In mid-August, the 6-foot-5, 200-pound McCay shut the process down pledging to the Big 12 Sooner squad. 

As for this opportunity to play in the USAA Bowl, McCay looks to do plenty of things. But off top, he wants to meet a few new friends.

"You know it's not often you get the chance to hang out with five-star athletes. I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends, recruits," McCay said. "Of course, I am going down there to compete with them too."

Best believe that will take place as McCay is still elated after playing a big role in his team's state championship this past season. But for Bishop Miege, McCay was primarily an offensive skilled player at receiver and playing a big role in the return game. 

In the USAA Bowl game, things will be a slightly different.

"I will be playing linebacker in the (USAA) game. I did not play defense at all my senior year," McCay said. "But it's OK, I'm still up for the challenge, but it will be different. It will be somewhat weird and a big transition. I'll take what I have though."

On the college level, McCay will line up at wide receiver for Oklahoma. With that said, McCay makes sure and keeps close contact with assistant coach Jay Norvell, a man he will become much more acquainted with over the next couple of years.

But it seems like the two of them have been making lots of ground prior to McCay's arrival.

"Oh yes. I talk to coach Norvell regularly," McCay said. "We talk like every couple of days. We talk a lot about how I am going to make the transition to college and everything. We don't really talk about things like playing time and depth chart, but we do talk about football."

McCay and the rest of the selected players are set to be in San Antonio for January 3, 2010. Sooners Illustrated will be on hand for the game, which will be played at the AlamoDome on Saturday, January 9.

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