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McCray reaches double digits

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Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) five-star junior cornerback Cameron Burrows recently ended his recruitment with a commitment to Ohio State, but his class of 2013 teammate, linebacker Mike McCray, is seeing his recruitment start to heat up.
McCray just saw his total number of offers hit double digits on National Signing Day with an offer from Michigan. Trotwood-Madison head coach Maurice Douglass was informed of the offer by Michigan coaches, and McCray followed up to confirm the offer.
"I talked to the guy who recruits our area, the defensive coordinator and Coach [Brady] Hoke," McCray said. "It was a good conversation."
McCray's father was a two-year starter at linebacker for Ohio State. What was his reaction to his son drawing a scholarship from the Buckeye's biggest rival?
"My dad doesn't really care about the Ohio State-Michigan thing," McCray said. "He was happy when I got the offer and when I told him he was telling everybody at work."
McCray had been in contact with Michigan for several months preceding the offer, and attended one of their home games in September.
"It's a pretty nice campus and the fans are crazy," McCray said. "The game I went to was really exciting. It was the Notre Dame game and the game winning touchdown was caught by a graduate of Trotwood, which was real exciting."
Recently, McCray mentioned Tennessee and Purdue as two schools with which he has developed a close bond. Michigan has moved into that company after their Signing Day offer.
"It gives them an equal chance," McCray said. "They are up there with Tennessee and Purdue. Right now they are probably top three or top four."
Prior to receiving the Michigan offer, McCray picked up offers No. 8 and No. 9 from Penn State and Virginia.
"Penn State, with everything they've been through, I've put that behind me and am not thinking about it," McCray said. "I like Penn State because it has a great tradition. I have never been there before, but I would like to go there one day.
"Virginia, I don't know much about them, but I do know they have one of the top academic programs."
This past weekend McCray attended a junior day at Ohio State. He does not have additional junior days planned at this point, but has been in conversation with several teammates about taking a team trip to some schools in the coming months.
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