Mackay continues to fly under-the-radar

One of the more physically impressive players in the state of Washington is Eastlake WR/TE Cory Mackay. He's had a very good spring and continued to impress this week at the Skyline/Evergreen/Eastlake 7-on-7 camp. recently spoke to the athletically gifted player from the plateau and he talked about recruiting and his summer plans.

"We're going to be pretty busy this summer," Mackay said after a recent workout. "We're going to be working the 7-on-7s this summer and we have the Skyline tournament this Saturday and we're going up to the Big Kahuna tournament in Burnaby, British Columbia.

"As far as myself, I'll be doing all that and then hitting the Oregon full-contact camp and then the Washington camp and the Oregon State half-day camp and I'm thinking pretty hard about going to the Cal camp."

Mackay is an imposing player out on the perimeter. He stands 6-4 and weighs in at a solid 216 pounds. He's been working hard in the weight room as well and it's begun to pay off.

"I've really been working on my explosiveness and my quickness," Mackay said. "I'm getting my vertical up. It's at 31.5 and I'm pretty happy with that.

"Now I'm just focusing on getting stronger. My bench is at 250, but I want that to get higher and I'm really working on my routes and just being the best I can be."

During the May evaluation period, Mackay got contacted by several Pac 10 and regional schools.

"California, Idaho State, UNLV and Montana were the main ones I've talked to," Mackay said. "I've gotten letters from most of the Pac 10 schools and Washington and Washington State were by during the spring.

"As far as positions, I've heard about tight end and playing at about 245 pounds and I've also been told I could play defensive end from teams like Western and Central and some of the 1AA schools."

Mackay doesn't have any offers yet, but those could be right around the corner after he hits the camp circuit. Because he has the next four years of his future to think about, Mackay said he's already started to think about what he's looking for in the school he ultimate goes to.

"I'm looking at the program, the education they provide and for my major," Mackay said. "I haven't totally decided what I want to go into, but I'm thinking something in business.

"I've heard Oregon has a good sports business program so I've been taking a look at that."

We'll continue to follow Mackay's progress this summer and give you updates as things change.

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