Short Mike McCray Update

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on March 5th, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Just so this didn't get lost in the other thread, but the fact is that Mike has already made his decision, it just hasn't gone public yet. He isn't holding an "announcement" either as he's silently committing to the school he's choosing. No fanfare apparently. He also told me that it should go public "in a day or two". 



March 5th, 2012 at 6:42 PM ^

Aside from that we're the only BiG school with a current BCS championship and BiG mbb regular season champs in a year that 5 BiG schools finished the regular season ranked in the top 15, we have awesome upcoming more committ news after the recruiting February to end all Februarys?

I'm still running around pantless.


Cville Blue

March 5th, 2012 at 6:59 PM ^

I'm excited about him and hope he goes blue. It's funny to see people talking about not wanting him. We'd have killed for a player like him in other years. Plus he could outgrow the position down the road which might help us justify more lbs in this class.


March 5th, 2012 at 7:09 PM ^

I'm totes excited for him to come here if he is all in. I'm still scared that Ohio will shoot him a schollie offer at the 11th hour and he'll jump on it. I think he's going to be a very good and versatile player, hopefully for us. His (potential) commitment does scare the hell out of me to a point and I'm trying not to get too excited about it until he signs his name on his LOI.


March 5th, 2012 at 7:01 PM ^

Hoke has totally bought into this "recruits come in pairs" meme and has instructed McCray to wait until the other half of this pairing is ready to commit.


March 5th, 2012 at 8:55 PM ^

The dude is ranked 44th in rivals top 100. Besides Morris he would be the highest rated player in the class so far. Why are some of you acting like he's some 2 star recruit from the upper peninsula?

4th and short

March 5th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

I think everyone is banking on bringing in Levenberry and O'Daniel. While I would love that Mccray looks like a great talent. A solid verble is better than being the" top team" on someones list  with no committment any day! We should never think a top 50 talent is just ok!


March 5th, 2012 at 9:22 PM ^

But his Rivals rank is only one piece of info, and it's early too. 

Based on his film and his offer list, I'd put him behind the other LBs we're in on, even though Rivals might disagree with me.  And you know what, at this time last year Joe Bolden was our lowest rated LB, so a Rivals rating in March isn't set in stone. 

But if you want to rely so heavily on Rivals rankings, he's still the third highest ranked of those four, ahead of only Gedeon, who is still in the top-250.


March 5th, 2012 at 10:46 PM ^

I wasn't trying to say he is or isn't necessarily the #44 player because I haven't seen his film and if I saw it I probably couldn't tell you where he should be ranked anyway, but the general feeling I've gotten from reading the board over the past 1-2 weeks is that we prefer the other 3 to him


March 5th, 2012 at 11:30 PM ^

I get it, but I would prefer the other three to him. 

Now, that's not exactly an indictment on McCray, because those are three also very highly sought after LBs, and if you're ranking them, someone would have to be fourth. 

Part of the reason I don't love love him is that I think he'll end up as a WDE, and I think we're all set there for a while, especially with Taco in this class.  Now, if McCray can continue to play LB at a high level at his size, then he could end up as an absolute monster too, so you never know. 

But if we took three LBs and it was any three from that group of four, I'd be thrilled, no doubt about that.  In fact, based on our need, a trio of Levenberry, McCray and Gedeon would be about perfect.


March 5th, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

We should all welcome the commit! Just as we should all top talent. I mean here is how I see it. If there are 22 kids coming into this class and we get all of them in the top 250 (wishfu but not likely if you look at all teams 4 stars for last year alonel) I think that is over the top lights out. Or better yet here are some numbers. 250 recruits. 25 teams in the mix (hypothetical) you average out that each team gets 10, we already have eleven in the top 200. So yeah I will jump for joy if McCray commits. Why? Well as it stands right now rivals has us with the following haul: Bosch (60), Butt (96), Charlton (183), Dawson (199), Fox (46), Kugler (54), Lewis (167), Morris (16), Shallman (160), Thomas (77), LTT (109). This is Michigansanity baby!!! We are already a top 5 recruiting class.....again!!! Stay positive by saying positive things and not this player is better than that player cause I dont know about anyone else but I am not a recruiting analyst, only a logical one.