McCray and Louisville part ways

Minford, Ohio offensive lineman Jared McCray committed to Louisville last May, but six months later the Cardinal's situation changed and the three-star prospect is looking at other options.
"They gave me a grayshirt opportunity and said it was because they had a guard granted a sixth year of eligibility," McCray said. "That same day there was another offensive line [commit] and they ran out of scholarships.
"After discussing that with my coaches and family, we thought it would be a little bit better to open recruiting back up. I'm trying to get everything started again and am back to square one."
Prior to his Louisville commitment, McCray had earned offers from the likes of Akron, Cincinnati, Kent State and Ohio.
"I'm just keeping all options open, really," McCray said. "I'm trying to get in contact with coaches, but everybody is still preparing this week for their games so I haven't really talked to too many people.
"My head coach has already been back in contact with OU. He said they were still interested. I have sent emails to Akron and Kent State and haven't really heard anything back from them yet.
"Cincinnati, I sent an email there too. They said they have five offensive linemen committed and weren't really planning to take another one, but they said they would let me know if anything opened up."
The 6-foot-4, 321-pound McCray plans to cast a wide net and see where opportunities may still exist at Division I programs.
"I've done a little bit of research, but not a whole lot," McCray said. "I've contacted Indiana, Illinois and Rutgers. I looked at Rivals, where it shows all the schools and the commits that they have, but it's tough finding schools that don't have five [offensive line] commits already."
McCray has not completely ruled out the grayshirt option at Louisville, but for now his focus is on finding an opportunity elsewhere. If he does decide to pursue that option later in the process the Louisville coaching staff said they would have to discuss it then as a staff.