McElroy shows well at Texas Camp

One of many top 2011 prospects at the Longhorns second mini-camp was Clear Creek receiver C.J. McElroy. The 5-10, 170-pound speedster says the experience was a good one. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with the talented receiver to find out his thoughts on the experience.

Clear Creek 2011 receiver/kick returner went to Austin to make mark at the Longhorns second mini-camp on June 14. The darting pass catcher with a combination of burst and quickness faired well against some big time competition earning praise from members of the Texas staff. McElroy says the entire day was exciting.

"I went up Saturday, spent the night and attended the camp on Sunday," said McElroy. "It went well. The offensive coordinator said I did well. The wide receiver coach also told me I did a good job. I ran a 4.43 forty and only dropped one pass in the one on one's. I feel like I ran good routes. Texas said they are going to watch me closely next year. They had a coach (Applewhite) there last year against Clear Lake."

The junior to be has a busy summer ahead with possible camps at Texas A&M and Houston around the corner as well as playing summer baseball on a team coached by his father, former major league pitcher Chuck McElroy.

"I'm going to be busy this summer. I'm just going to keep working out and working on route running. I need to work on keeping my hands up to be ready for the ball. I'll probably go to Texas A&M and UH camps. My mom is checking on those. I'll be playing summer baseball with my dad. We are a select team called the Sluggers. We have tournaments on a few weekends this summer," McElroy said.

The 5-10, 170-pounder with elite quickness and impressive speed burst onto the scene during the 2008 season for a 4-6 Wildcats team that lost in the first round of the playoffs to Hightower. While McElroy was on varsity to start the season, it was his play the last half of district and in the playoffs in which he made a name for himself and earned him 24-5A first team all-district honors catching 48 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns as well as rushing 24 times for 255 yards and two additional scores.

On the baseball field, McElroy was a key part of a playoff team that advanced to the third round of the 5A playoffs.

As far as his recruitment on the gridiron, McElroy is hearing from Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas A&M, Houston and other regional programs.

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