McCray Gaining More Interest

McCray Gaining More Interest

Tito Benach
2014 Blanch Ely (Fla.) LB Terry McCray is considered one of the top pass rushers in Broward County for the upcoming season. McCray is looking to get himself even better with his team’s spring season.

“The spring is going good, I think we’re have a pretty good team this year. I think I have been improving and I think I’m gonna have a good season this year.”

McCray was a major contributor to the defense last year as he helped pressure the quarterback along with stuffing the run.

“I think my best skill is probably my rush, but also I think I can cover so I would say those are my two best skills. I want to improve on my block pickup during this spring.”

Prior to the spring, two of McCray’s most prominent schools that were after him were LSU and Miami. That list has severely increased with programs such as Michigan State, Minnesota and others getting involved.

“The recruiting process is going good, I actually picked up an offer today from Minnesota. Recently, I’ve been speaking with Michigan State, FSU, I think I should be getting an offer from them soon and also Florida, and Miami.”

The 6’2 215 pound rush edge linebacker has been on Miami’s radar for a while and talked about his interest in the hometown team.

“I like everything, it was one of my favorite schools growing up. I just like the atmosphere when I’m there and a lot of my friends went there.”

The Blanch Ely product has been speaking with Coach Michael Barrow and Coach Hurlie Brown and has built a good relationship with both coaches.

“I love them, they’re real nice and we always talk. They are really cool guys. They ask me how I’m doing in school and how the team looks.”

One interesting factor is how McCray’s cousin happens to be a former hurricane; Teraz McCray. The rush edge linebacker does admit that his cousin helps Miami.

“He tells me it’s a great school education wise and football wise. He just tells me it’s a good school for me.”

McCray is planning to have a decision by the end of the summer. He is looking at several factors when choosing a university.

“A school I can adapt to, has to have a good education with somewhere I can really learn. The football team has to be fully dedicated from the first string to the third string.”
 

Comments (25)

The recruiting process is going good, I actually picked up an offer today from Minnesota. Recently, I’ve been speaking with Michigan State, FSU, I think I should be getting an offer from them soon and also Florida, and Miami.

So he doesn't have an offer from Miami?
 
No, He meant in terms of hearing from them
 
I hope his cousin can lead him the right way
 
i really want an ILB but if we pick up him and smith ill take that
 
Same here. Kid looks solid and we could use a few more linebackers.
 
Athletes.

Can't have too many athletes.
 
If he´s really 6´2/215 then he´s more than just solid. His highlights were prettty beastly.
 
Thx for the update Tito. This guy is gonna be a good one. What are you guys thinking 4/5 LB's this class?
 
Not too impressed, he played DE in all those clips. Why are we after so many DEs trying to convert them to LBs? That has never worked here before. Remember MRob? We need LBs who know how to read the offense and either attack the ball carrier or drop back into coverage, not guys who only rush the passer.

I have never been a fan of turning DEs into LBs or LBs into Safeties. Miami was built on having kids move the other way: from Safety to LB or LB to DE or DE to DT, that is how you add speed and quickness at those positions instead of size and strength.

LB is a position where you need experience IMO. I have played LB in HS and know it is much harder than DE.
 
Sean Taylor moved from Running Back to Safety when he came to the U. When you have great athletes, you have more possibilities.

Not too impressed, he played DE in all those clips. Why are we after so many DEs trying to convert them to LBs? That has never worked here before. Remember MRob? We need LBs who know how to read the offense and either attack the ball carrier or drop back into coverage, not guys who only rush the passer.

I have never been a fan of turning DEs into LBs or LBs into Safeties. Miami was built on having kids move the other way: from Safety to LB or LB to DE or DE to DT, that is how you add speed and quickness at those positions instead of size and strength.

LB is a position where you need experience IMO. I have played LB in HS and know it is much harder than DE.
 
Sean Taylor moved from Running Back to Safety when he came to the U. When you have great athletes, you have more possibilities.

Not too impressed, he played DE in all those clips. Why are we after so many DEs trying to convert them to LBs? That has never worked here before. Remember MRob? We need LBs who know how to read the offense and either attack the ball carrier or drop back into coverage, not guys who only rush the passer.

I have never been a fan of turning DEs into LBs or LBs into Safeties. Miami was built on having kids move the other way: from Safety to LB or LB to DE or DE to DT, that is how you add speed and quickness at those positions instead of size and strength.

LB is a position where you need experience IMO. I have played LB in HS and know it is much harder than DE.
I agree with the premise of tyrn´s post. Running back to safety would be considered a lateral move, so it´s an apple to the oranges he was talking about. We used to be known for moving fast players "down" a slot. For a decade now, we seem have been doing the opposite. Safetys to CB, LBs to safety etc. There have been signs though that Al is more into the old way of doing it. Deon Bush going to safety, Kelvin Cain to DE.

Now, McCord to LB is interesting, as it seems like it would be the old Shannon way of going for size over speed. But maybe it is just another hint at the 3-4 you hear more and more about in rumors.
 
Running Back to Safety isn't a lateral move at all. But I get the point your making.
Sean Taylor moved from Running Back to Safety when he came to the U. When you have great athletes, you have more possibilities.
I agree with the premise of tyrn´s post. Running back to safety would be considered a lateral move, so it´s an apple to the oranges he was talking about. We used to be known for moving fast players "down" a slot. For a decade now, we seem have been doing the opposite. Safetys to CB, LBs to safety etc. There have been signs though that Al is more into the old way of doing it. Deon Bush going to safety, Kelvin Cain to DE.

Now, McCord to LB is interesting, as it seems like it would be the old Shannon way of going for size over speed. But maybe it is just another hint at the 3-4 you hear more and more about in rumors.
 
I believe Sean Taylor also played Safety in HS along with RB.

I could be wrong here, but I could have sworn that Taylor was a 2 way starter at RB and S in HS.
 
Not really sold on him to be honest. Want see how he performs at the camp & if his offer is committable
 

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