Although the focus was on several top 2013 prospects last weekend at the IMG 7on7 in Bradenton (FLA), the 2014 wide receiver group was extremely impressive.
Leading the way was Miami Coral Reef's Jacob McCrary, who was as productive as any wide receiver at the two-day event.
"My sophomore season was great and I think I showed people that I can play at the highest level," McCrary stated. "My route-running is my key to my success, but I have the speed to get deep. I want to get tougher coming off the jam and get my footwork tighter. I need to get into my routes a little quicker to be even better."
McCrary, 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, caught 19 passes for 450 yards and scored seven touchdowns last season as a sophomore. That performance led to two early offers.
"I have two offers right now, from Clemson and Kansas State," he explained. "Clemson is a school I like a lot, both their academics and the football program. I like Sammy Watkins, and I followed how great he did last season. Clemson was in my school earlier, and I knew they liked me a lot. Kansas State offered me a few weeks ago, and I consider that a great offer. I don't know how Kansas State knew about me, but I'm glad to have the offer."
Kansas State and Clemson aren't the only schools that have taken notice of McCrary's talents, as he is hearing from other top BCS programs.
"Miami, Wisconsin and Oregon are schools I hear from a lot," he noted. "I would love to have an offer from Oregon, and I have to say that has been my favorite school since I was little. I will be going to Florida's spring game, and Miami's spring game in the next few weeks."
"Distance from home won't be a problem for me at all," he continued. "I'd love to get away from home and be able to experience new challenges in my life."