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Jacksonville standout has early top six

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An early top six has emerged for one of Northern Florida's top prospects for the class of 2007.
Jacksonville (Fla.) Andrew Jackson tight end/defensive end D'Angelo McCray is a 6-foot-5, 265-pound jumbo athlete that has been getting attention since his sophomore year, when Miami became the first program to issue a verbal scholarship offer.
"I want to get on the field as quickly as I possibly can, so I am looking at early playing time and graduation rate," McCray said. "My mom will be helping me in the process and looking at the academics. Just the other day we got something in the mail from Florida that said 20 of their players on scholarship had a (grade point average) of 3.0 or better during the first semester.
"That meant a lot."
McCray recently named a very early top six of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisville, Miami (Fla.) and Notre Dame for his services. The Gators and Bulldogs are out in front for the moment.
McCray told Rivals.com what he liked about each of the schools on his early list.
Florida: "The defensive coach that they got this year coached me at the Down N Dirty Camp."
Georgia: "They send a lot of guys to the NFL. That's what I like about those guys."
Tennessee: "It's an up-and-coming program and that's what I want to be a part of. I'd have a chance to get on the field early."
Louisville: "I like their head coach. I met him at a camp."
Notre Dame: "They did a lot of things on the field this year."
Miami (Fla.): "To be honest, they are kind of at the bottom. One of their coaches that I liked got fired. He's at Ole Miss now."
McCray plans to camp at Illinois, Florida and Georgia. He also hopes to attend the Gainesville NIKE camp May 20 on the campus of UF and the Down N Dirty Camp again this year.
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