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2005 '05 KY TE/DE James McKinney (Michigan signee, Louisville transfer)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by BuckNutty, May 17, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie


    Ht: 6-4 Wt: 280 40: 4.9
    Position: TE, DE
    Projected as: DT, OL
    High School: Central HS
    (Louisville, KY)

    Verballed early on to scUM but recently has stated he's not committed to anyone and wants to look around per the advice of his family. Schools like Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC, and Florida are recruiting him to play on the defensive line while Miami, scUM, and Tennessee like him at TE. Oklahoma and LSU have recently started to recruit him. scUM still holds a slight lead and he will camp there this summer. McKinney is on the preliminary Rivals 100 team and has offers from all his favorites. He measured in at 6'2", 277 pounds at the Nike Camp and ran the 40 in 5.12. Defensive tackle may be in his future.
  2. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Louisville is somebody to watch out for here. His cousin Stephen is will be a frosh with the Cards next year and he's mentioned a couple times he'd like to play with him and Brandon Logan of Lexington.
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    The latest Rivals premium article confirms that he will be camping at tOSU on June 26th.

    He did say in the article that his mom wants him to stay as close to home as possible. Since we are not too far from L'Ville and he is camping here, maybe we stand a better chance than originally thought.

    It sure would be nice to steal one from the scummers :scum4:
  4. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    We have a decent track record recruiting in Kentucky. His coming to camp is a positive sign. Also, if he is smart, he has to realize that he will have more potential for the next level playing D-line at OSU than TE at 6'2 275 for scUM.
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    According to Allen Wallace (who is the dean of recruiting experts, IMO), McKinney's favorite is Michigan, and OSU doesn't even make his top 12 schools! Looks like we can scratch this one off of our lists....

    Allen Wallace (Insiders) on James McKinney (6/17/04)
  6. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

  7. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    rivals premium

    McKinney has narrowed his list to 14 schools (tOSU is still on his list). He will make a late decision and is not sure who his official visits will be. It is a pretty big long shot but at least we are still hanging around.
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  9. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Rivals Premium

    When asked what schools he's considering, McKinney listed Ohio State as one of several schools he may visit.

    Allen Wallace on McKinney

    In this Insiders update McKinney lists Ohio State in his top 5 and mentions he likes the tradition at Ohio State, the location and the fact Coach Heacock could get him to the next level.
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    rivals premium

    tOSU is in his top 8 (scUM, ND, Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Clemson)- he plans on visiting Clemson and Nebraska but tOSU, scUM and ND stand a good chance of getting the remaining spots.

    James mentioned that he watched some of the tOSU/Marshall game on tv.
  11. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    If anyone EVER passed the look test, this is the guy!
  12. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Insiders Premium

    McKinney recently visited Kentucky for the Indiana game and enjoyed his time there. Among the schools that have recently been in touch are Ohio State, scUM, Oklahoma, Kentucky and others.
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Insiders Premium

    scUM, ND and Louisville are his three favorites but tOSU will get one of his five official visits.
  14. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    scUM insiders premium

    He will make an unofficial for the game this weekend. He says it will be a chance to watch two teams he likes.
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Rivals premium- Kurelic

    McKinney said he had a good time on his unofficial visit (spent time with the coaches) and he may make an official visit in the future.

    He visits Nebraska Nov. 26, OU or Clemson for a 2nd visit and Ohio State or LSU for the next one.

    The main schools he has been looking at are Kentucky, L'ville (co-leader) and scUM (co-leader).

    He is a pretty big long shot but it sounds like tOSU may secure one of his five official visits. Who knows, anything can happen.

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