McKinney still hoping for options to open up

This past fall the L.A. Pierce Brahmas didn't have the sort of record that they'd hoped, but several of their top prospects got attention from big-time programs. One player who has one FBS offer, but hopes to have more before he signs with a school is DL Devon McKinney (6-3, 265) and he spoke to about where things currently stand in the recruiting process...

"Right now I have an offer from New Mexico and I took a visit there back on January 27th," McKinney said. "I liked the trip and coach Bob Davie, the former Notre Dame coach, he's there and I like the staff he's put together there.

"Even with that offer though, I'd like to have some other schools take notice of me. We've had a bunch of really good players here that have signed with some top 25 schools -- guys like Gerald Bowman and Kass Everett -- and I feel like I've gone a little overlooked."

As a freshman in 2010, McKinney, playing inside as a three-technique/pass-rushing defensive tackle, posted 30 tackles and five sacks and this past season he moved back out to his more natural position, defensive end, and posted a team-leading 6.5 sacks to go along with 40 tackles.

"I had a better year this year than last year, so I'm hoping that people start to take more notice," McKinney said. "I feel like I could help a school with my abilities, but I need someone to take notice."

McKinney enjoyed a solid prep career at Camden (NJ) High School and had some friends head out west and he decided to follow.

"Once one of the guys came out here and told all of us out there about it, we decided to all come out together," McKinney said. "I've enjoyed it out here and I've played against top competition every day and feel like the coaches here have gotten me prepared for the next level."

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

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