McCray still in limbo

Arugably Mississippi's top offensive lineman committed to the Rebels in February but has since taken two visits to Starkville in as many months. Where does MrCray now stand?

"Me, my mom and sister went up there (Starkville) and had dinner with the staff and players," stated Emmanuel McCray. "I met with the coaches and saw how they do their conditioning. We talked about my commitment to Ole Miss. At the time when it was going on, there was not much communication going on from Ole Miss. I know they can't call us, but I was not getting many letters or emails and all of the other schools were writing and sending me a lot of emails. I just was not getting much communication from Ole Miss."

Communication between Ole Miss and Emmanuel did take place when he got back in from his MSU visit.

"I did get a chance to talk to Coach (Derrick) Nix. I let him state their case, but right now I am focusing on my season. I have not decommitted to Ole Miss, but they are going to have to step up their game."

Emmanuel had planned to camp at Ole Miss for their Sr camp this weekend but those plans are not in concrete.

"Right now, we are going out of town, but I am trying my best to get up there for the camp. It is a family decision, but I am going to try and get up there. Me and my mom are going up there, if not for the camp, we are going to come up there on our own for an unofficial visit before school starts. I want my family to feel comfortable with the school I am going to go to because it is more than football. At the same time, I felt I committed too early but I felt confident in my decision when I committed. After I committed, I did not hear from Ole Miss much and MSU started sending me hand written letters everyday. USM did too."

McCray alluded to us the last time we spoke that he wanted to see what it would be like to be coached by his position coach, Mike Markuson, if he were to ink with Ole Miss. How can he answer those questions if he does not attend the camp?

"That is why I want to try and make it. That is what I want to see what it is like. My major, Architect Engineering, they already have it at MSU but they told me Ole Miss does not have that program. I want to see what it is like at Ole Miss. Another thing that bothers me is that Ole Miss has never talked to my mother. Coach Croom asked me how my mom liked the Ole Miss coaches, and I looked at her and she said she had never spoken to them. I guess that was the first time I had ever realized that. Coach Croom was like how are you going to go to a school that has never spoken to your mother? I told him that was a good question. I just said Coach Croom, I am not decommitting from Ole Miss, but I am going to look at your school a lot harder now. My decision will not be based on the football program. It will be a family decision and an education decision."

When will McCray know for sure if he is going to make the Ole Miss camp or not?

"I will let you know on Friday night."

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