McKay a Jefferson County standout

The state of Kentucky isn't known for football athletes with 6-foot-4, 180-pound size at wide receiver. But one player who is in that mold is Moore's Mekale McKay.

The state of Kentucky isn't known for football athletes with 6-foot-4, 180-pound size at wide receiver. But one player who is in that mold is Moore's MeKale McKay.

Moore High had a tough season last year, going 4-8, but they reached the playoffs and won their first playoff game since 2001. One of their standout players is wide receiver and part time quarterback, Mekale McKay.

"I think I played pretty good, but I could have did better," said McKay.

McKay did well enough on the season to become one of Jefferson County's standout athletes and to pick up a couple of scholarship offers since the end of the season: one from Louisville and one from UCF.

"Both schools are keeping in touch. Maybe Central Florida (is recruiting me) a little more, but really they are equal," he said.

So what are McKay's assets that made these schools take notice so early on?

"My strength as a player would have to be my understanding of the game. I have played football for a very long time and during this time I have gotten a really good feel for the game and how to make the best decisions," he said.

Decision making is a key as a quarterback. McKay also knows that in playing the position he has to know his personnel as well.

"I need to know the people on my team better. I need to know who can do what so I can put them in the best position to make something happen," he said.

But McKay isn't just a quarterback.

"I like wide receiver best, but quarterback is a great position to control the game," he said.

However his versatility doesn't end at just being a football player. McKay plays basketball for Moore and is a standout on the hardwood as well as the gridiron. But during his time off the field, he's not just focusing on hoops.

"My goal is to put in major work in the weight room and get into the best condition as possible. I am going to many college camps this off-season also," he continued.


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