"It was pretty overwhelming to go to camps over the summer and have big-time football programs like Wisconsin and Michigan State come up and talk to me," McCullough told Badger Nation. "Then a day later, the coaches asked to have me as a part of their team and offered me a scholarship. An experience like that is hard to describe to someone, but it was very exciting, overwhelming and a bit surreal."
The excitement from the offers has yet to wear off for McCullough, who has also added an offer from Ohio State. And while most recruits are focusing on their seasons, McCullough has found a way to balance high school football, school and taking unofficial visits.
Finishing the conference season 6-0 and putting their 9-1 record on the line in the first round of the state playoffs, ironically against the same Dublin Scioto who beat them in the season opener, McCullough, even with a busy season, admits it's hard to forget about the programs calling his name.
"I've been very active with looking at the colleges and keeping in touch with the coaches," said McCullough. "I have been talking to the Badgers special teams coach Jeff Genyk the most.
"I really like the coaches and the facilities that they have at Wisconsin. I like the team that they have right now and from what I've seen, the atmosphere they have in the stadium is crazy. Also I'm extremely impressed with their academics and they have a beautiful campus as well."
Not only looking to play for a top football program, McCullough wants to be at a school known for their academics, as he plans to study pre-medicine in college. McCullough says he has been impressed with his unofficial visits to Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
After his playoff game Friday, McCullough is planning on experiencing his first football game in Madison when the Badgers host BYU.
"The game atmosphere at the schools I've been to so far have been crazy," said McCullough. "It's nothing like high school football. There are thousands of screaming fans and it's loud and it's crazy. It's just awesome."