Because of all the talent that seems to radiate towards Long Beach (Calif.) Poly high school football program sometimes talented players have to wait their turn, many times it will a player with D-I skills until his senior season before he gets a chance to showcase his skills, but once he does the talent does all the talking.
That is the case for safety prospect Stanjarivus McKay (6-2, 200, 4.52), but he sure making up for lost time and his sleeper status has already changed to D-I prospect.
While helping his team to a perfect 9-0 including a 29-7 thumping of Miami, Fla., powerhouse Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, McKay has accounted for 45 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
McKay's senior season performance has been impressive enough to see him land two offers with the likelihood of more on the way.
Colorado and Hawai'i are ahead of the game with offers while UCLA, Oregon and Arizona are showing him a lot of recruiting interest. The word is UCLA and Oregon are close to offering the talented safety from Poly.
There is a good reason why schools are beginning to offer and get into the mix for McKay's services. He is a hard hitting, rangy, ball hawking safety who is very good in space and is a good open field tackler.
In the weight room, McKay currently benches 250, squats 450 and power cleans 235. According to MacKay he has also recorded a 40-inch vertical.
What is McKay looking for a college?
"I'm looking for a school that has a good atmosphere," McKay said. "I want to go to medical school so the college I choose has to be strong in pre-med studies."
"Athletically I'm looking for a school with a good head coach," McKay said. "A coach that I can look to as a coach, mentor and friend."
McKay hasn't set up any trips as of yet, but he is probably going to visit Hawai'i on November 21st and will probably set up a visit to Colorado in December.
McKay is definitely a player to keep your eye especially if your team is looking for a safety prospect that can run and hit.