The big Mac Attack has officially taken flight.
Southlake (Texas) Carroll quarterback Greg McElroy lacked tons of varsity time heading into his senior season, but was still good enough to earn quite a few Division I scholarships. Now that he's tearing things up on the field for the Dragons, the attention from the coaches continues to blossom.
"We had a real good game on Friday night, we beat Coppell 56-24," McElroy, who is 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, said.
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"I was 28 of 36 for 276 yards and four touchdowns. I was real happy with the day. I thought we had a real good day offensively."
Up next for Carroll is Plano East and between now and then McElroy, a three-star quarterback, could find out news on whether or not he's picked up another major scholarship offer.
"Texas was at the game last week," he said. "And I talked to coach (Greg) Davis Saturday morning. I also talked to him on Thursday night. He told me they were real close to pulling the trigger on an offer and that they just needed to see a little more game film.
"He said he'd probably let me know some time this week."
Between now and then don't be surprised if you see McElroy get "the ball rolling" and begin to line up some official visits. So far in September, he's talked to coaches from UTEP, Alabama, Kansas, Texas Tech, Texas, North Carolina, Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Vanderbilt.
North Carolina could be in line to get a visit soon, and one team that is in a very strong position is Texas Tech – despite the fact that the Red Raiders already have a solid commitment from quarterback Taylor Potts.
"They're definitely in it," McElroy said. "Texas Tech is kind of under-estimated by a lot of people, but I think I could go help them out and help them get over the hump win a Big 12 championship. I know they already have a good quarterback committed, but I've had competition my entire life.
"I'm not going to alter my decision based on somebody else. If I want to go to Texas Tech, then I'm going to go to Texas Tech."