Given McKinney's eye-popping potential, it isn't surprising that major college football programs are beating down his door these days.
''I have 25 or 26 scholarship offers right now,'' McKinney told Jamie Newberg of TheInsiders.com. ''I was committed to Michigan but I decided that I want to take some visits and open things up. They (Wolverines) are still my leader but about a month ago I decided I should back off a little.
''I didn't want to scare away other teams and my mom wanted me to slow down, so I make the right decision that I'm happy with. But I still love Michigan, the coaches and the atmosphere in Ann Arbor. I also like Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, LSU and Oklahoma. They have all offered.''
McKinney, who also participates in baseball, basketball and wrestling, was a second-team all-state pick last fall. He plans to attend Michigan's and Notre Dame's football camps this summer, along with the upcoming MSL/TheInsiders.com combine in Cincinnati.