When asked about a list of favorites, he listed five. "My favorites are Texas, Texas Tech, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss." He proceeded to tell us why he liked each school:
Texas: "I grew up a fan of Texas. They always have pretty good teams and they always play a big game a year against OU. They always have great athletes."
Texas Tech: "I've worked with Bennie Wylie, Tech's strength and conditioning coach, before. I also have some family ties there. Jay Saldi, who played pro football, has a son who goes there, John, and they're close family friends. I've also become kind of a bandwagon fan after they had those huge wins. Texas Tech is a quarterback's dream."
Ole Miss: "Ole Miss was a school I hadn't really thought about, but they started recruiting me heavily. I feel really comfortable with the coaching staff and the SEC is an awesome conference."
Stanford: "It's an amazing institution. I want to major in Business Law and I'll get a great education there. Coach Harris is a great quarterback developer as well and has a lot of guys in the NFL."
Oklahoma: "They're always in National Championship contention. Coach Stoops is an awesome coach and they always win."
McElroy said he had no favorites at this time. "It used to be Texas and OU, but now they're all kind of even."
McElroy also went on to elaborate that despite Tech's commitment from Potts, it would not stop him from coming to Texas Tech. "I know Potts, we're pretty good friends. I've been competing all my life and I'll have to compete wherever I go."
McElroy has already attended the first wave of Elite 11 tryouts this year and will be attending the second set at the end of June in Las Vegas. "I will be camping at Texas, visiting Ole Miss but not camping there, and camping at Tech, Stanford, and SMU. I want to camp as many places as time will allow."