As it has been written time and time again, when you play for Long Beach (Calif.) Poly you have to wait your turn and that is exactly what three-star safety prospect Stanjarivus McKay (6-2, 200, 4.5) had to do.
Like those that came before, McKay once given the chance, shined and ended up being one of the best safeties in the state of California.
McKay's patience paid off as he was highly honored for his senior season he earned all-state, first-team all-CIF, first-team all-league and was selected Poly's Ironman Award, award given to Poly's overall MVP.
For his senior season, McKay accounted for 72 tackles, eight interceptions, eight tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He scored three touchdowns as a wide receiver.
McKay took an official visit to UCLA this weekend and received the news he has been looking for a scholie without conditions for a grey shirt.
"My visit to UCLA went very good," McKay said. "I liked being able to hang out with the players and meeting all of the coaches."
"It felt good to get back at the school (UCLA) again," McKay said. "I have made my decision, but I'm not making it public until Thursday."
There are four schools in the running and fans of UCLA, Hawai'i, Colorado and Washington will have to wait until Thursday to hear the verdict.
UCLA is recruiting McKay as a free safety, while Hawai'i, Colorado and Washington are recruiting him as a strong safety.