Javon McKinley is one of the top underclassmen out West and currently rated the No. 236 player in the 2016 Scout 300. He's a big kid, all of 6-2, 195 pounds, runs well, has good hands and plays with a physical edge to him.
Against the Monarchs, he finished up with six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. He's a tough matchup and as he continues to refine his game to go along with his physical style, he'll no doubt develop in to a national recruit a year from now.
"I'm happy with where I'm at right now and where my game is," McKinley said. "I feel a lot more comfortable this year than i did a year ago. I'm just a lot more experienced now and know what to expect.
"I still have a lot to work on and need to get better when a defender is playing off me. I prefer it when they try and press because I'm a physical player and I can just throw a guy off me but when they play off, I need to work on my route running and beating a guy down the field. I'm working hard though, I'll get there."
On the recruiting front, McKinley has a pair of early Pac 12 offers.
"Washington and Arizona State offered me over the summer," McKinley said. "I was pretty surprised by it but very humbled as well. I camped with Washington and did well there so I was hopeful they could offer but still never saw it coming. ASU always recruits my school hard so that offer meant a lot as well.
"I camped with USC and UCLA over the summer and those went really well too. I did two USC camps and those were a lot of fun. The UCLA camp was great too and they showed a lot of interest. Probably the schools that recruited me the hardest during the summer were UCLA, Oregon and Washington and I have high interest in everyone right now."
McKinley said he's going to try and get to a game at either ASU or Washington during the season.
"We have a bye after week 5 so it would be great to go out and watch a game and see what the atmosphere is like," McKinley said. "I'll try and go to as many USC and UCLA games as I can too since they're both local. I like the Pac 12 a lot and would love to stay close to home if I could. Like I said though, right now, I'm open to everyone and just trying to stay humble and enjoy the process."