Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North offensive lineman Myron McKinney showed his skills at the Manhattan, Kan., NIKE camp last weekend. Now, the two-way player is hopeful some colleges took notice of his abilities.
"The NIKE camp was a great opportunity for me," the 6-foot-3, 295-pound McKinney said. "I had a lot of fun meeting a lot of good players from all over the country. And there were a lot of good coaches here for us to work with. I learned some blocking techniques that I will take home with me to share with my teammates when we start practices."
McKinney showed his quickness and strength in the one-on-one drills where he went up against many talented players.
"There were a lot of defensive linemen who had a lot of talent and skills," he said. "The camp was good in that we learned the skills and then got to use them against talented players."
McKinney plays both ways for Putnam City North.
"I play both ways in high school. I prefer offensive line, but whatever I have to do to help out a team and get on the field. Most of the schools are talking about offensive line when they are telling me how I am going to fit into their systems."
While McKinney does not have any scholarship offers, he does have four schools writing him letters.
"I am being recruited by Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. Oklahoma is just showing me a little bit if interest so far, while the others are sending me a lot of stuff."