2015 Introduction: Receiver Kieandre McCray

McCray

College coaches are always looking for receivers with size and Gainesville (Fla.) Eastside's Kieandre McCray has it. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds McCray has the ability to still find the open field and make the tough catch when called upon to do so. College coaches are starting to take notice as he continues to work on his craft to try and be one of the best big receivers in The Sunshine State.

Some colleges are already on Kieandre McCray and are on the brink of offering the big receiver. The ones that are looking, like his size at the position, but want him to be a little more physical, something he is working on.

"I talk to a few college coaches," McCray said earlier this week. "I talk to UCF, FIU, FAU, Indiana, and Middle Tennessee State. They like my height and overall size. They like how I run routes and stuff during the games. I need to get better at working off the jam a bit."

McCray says that his specialty is owning the ball when it is in the air against cornerbacks that he often times has a legit size advantage over.

"My ability to get the ball in the air and my height are good things," he said.

McCray is a student at Eastside which is an International Baccalaureate (IB)school , very tough with its coursework.

"It is challenging at times, but I need it to get to college," he said. "I have a 2.8 but working to get to a 3.0 GPA."

He likes the state schools and the receivers that have played there. He has grown to really follow the guys that have the size at the position.

"I grew up liking Florida, but I also like Florida State," he said. "I like Kelvin Benjamin and what their receivers did this year. I like Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson. Percy Harvin and Dallas Baker were my college favorites. I compare myself to Fitzgerald and Johnson because of their height and they are laid back during the games."

In the end the education is important for McCray. That will weight heavy when he makes a decision on a school.

"I am looking for somewhere that I can fit in," he said. "I need to see that it is the school for me. I want to make sure I can get the academics in so I can do the school and the football."

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