Sequoias DE prospect likes to bring the heat

As a freshman last season, College of the Sequoias DE Joey McCrae (6-4, 260) played a backup role for the Giants, but this fall he promises to be one of the more sought-after JUCO defensive linemen in the country. caught up with the athletically gifted prospect and he updated us on things...

McCrae prepped at Tulare (Ca.) Union High School and put up solid numbers, but because of his grades he was unable to qualify for a scholarship. After thinking thinks over, he decided to play for COS in the hopes of finding an opportunity to keep playing football.

"They had a good program here and I just got a family feel when I got to know the coaches and players here," McCrae noted. "I liked the feel and just that they always have great players here and you face tough talent every day in practice and every week in games so you get a lot of great competition."

As a backup last fall, McCrae totalled over 20 tackles and four sacks and he said he hopes to improve upon those numbers this fall.

"I have a non-stop motor and that helps me pursue on plays away from me," McCrae said. "This year I'm working on my work-ethic and must making sure I'm doing everything I can to be the best I can, no matter whether it's in school, in practice or in games."

Schools flocked to COS this spring to get a look at some of the the top talent on the Giants' roster.

"My coaches said a lot of schools came by and asked about me, but I'm not sure which ones right now," McCrae said. "I'm just working on my game and improving myself and I'll worry about that other stuff as the year goes by."

McCrae is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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