Receiver McCrae Filling Out Nicely

The physical changes a player goes through between his junior and senior seasons are often eye-popping. Combines and camps give college coaches and analysts a chance to see these physical developments.

One player who has grown into his body, and you can tell as soon as you see him, is Connellsville (Pa.) High wide receiver Terrence McCrae (6-2, 188, 4.5). McCrae has had the playing ability, but is now developing the physical toughness and muscle mass needed to excel at the next level.

McCrae has earned scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and Akron. More should be on the way after standout performances at Joe Butler's Metro-Index Camp and the All-American Invitational at Akron.

"Michigan State said they'd offer if I go to camp," McCrae said. "Ohio State visited the school. West Virginia, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Connecticut have all shown interest."

The All-County and All-Conference standout has taken four unofficial visits thus far, to Akron, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Penn State.

Akron: "They have a really nice indoor facility and it's a small school."

West Virginia: "I liked the weight room and the fact that it's adjacent to the field."

Pittsburgh: "I really liked their practice facilities indoor and outdoors."

Penn State: "I went to a junior day there at the end of April. It's a very big school and it's so nice."

McCrae recently camped at West Virginia, and is planning future camping trips to Michigan State, Northwestern and Boston College. He has also trained himself to use the internet to help make his decision.

"I get on the internet and look at the teams and the schools like Buffalo, Connecticut and Eastern Michigan," McRae said. "I'm open; no one is ahead of anyone else right now."


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