McKay Offered by Dream School

Stanjarivus McKay, the 6-2, 200-pound safety prospect from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, is still feeling the sting from losing in the California state championship game a couple of weeks ago. Getting a scholarship offer from his dream school definitely helps...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Stanjarivus McKay (6-2, 200) said the sting of losing in the state championship game is slowly going away.

Fortunately for McKay, he's occupying his time and mind with recruiting, and more good news has come McKay's way.

"UCLA offered me on Monday," said McKay. "Coach (Reggie) Moore called my dad and then I got on the phone and they offered me. They want me to come and visit UCLA. I've talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Tim) Hauck. I was pretty excited when they offered me. It came as a surprise to me."

So McKay will take that visit on January 16th, which will be his third official visit. The offer from the Bruins was the second Pac-10 offer McKay has received.

"Washington offered me a couple of weeks back and I'm going up there to visit on the 23rd," said McKay. "This weekend, I'm going to Hawaii with Iuta Tepa and George Daily-Lyles."

During the fall, McKay visited Colorado, and the Buffs and Bruins are in the lead for him.

"It's kind of hard to choose right now. UCLA is my dream school but I like Colorado a lot too. That's why I need to take my visits," said McKay. "UCLA wants me to greyshirt, and I'm probably open to that but I want to talk with them a little more."

McKay said he and his family are torn on what direction to go. "I'd like to stay close to home and they'd like me close by, too, but they also would like me to go to Colorado and go out of state," said McKay. "We'll see what happens though."

McKay said he achieved a qualifying SAT test score, one of the holdups on the UCLA offer, to go with his 2.7 GPA.

He finished the season with 57 tackles and four interceptions for the Jackrabbits, helping them to the CIF-SS Pac-5 championship and CIF-State Open Division runner-up.

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