McElvaney coming down the stretch

FOX Sports Next Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 6, 2013


K.J. McElvaney has helped Milford Academy reach an 8-3 record with the last game coming up in two weeks. How has the post-grad defensive back improved this fall and where does his recruitment stand going forward?

K.J. McElvaney has helped Milford Academy reach an 8-3 record with the last game coming up in two weeks. How has the post-grad defensive back improved this fall and where does his recruitment stand going forward?

K.J. McElvaney has been a starter this season as a safety for Milford Academy. They have taken on quality competition this year and the defensive back from Louisville has been an important part of his team’s success.

“My coaches said that I stepped up against big time teams,” McElvaney said of his season.

In a loss to Army Prep, McElvaney said he played great in coverage while managing to pick up five solo tackles. “My coaches said I had the game of my life. Big time players play good against big time teams,” he continued.

McElvaney has had his film sent out to several programs by his coaching staff.

“My coaches sent my film out. They sent it to Memphis, Toledo and Pittsburgh. They are also sending it to Maryland, Boston College, North Carolina State and Kentucky,” he said.

K.J. plans to take some visits after the season and figure out where to go from here. Aside from his final game coming up on the 15th, there will be a combine where dozens of schools are expected to be present.

“I have a combine after the season. Over 40 schools are going to be there. We will have a scrimmage too,” he continued.

McElvaney had options to go to junior college or to a smaller school out of high school, but he went the prep route because he felt they could help him improve and prepare for the next level. Now after almost finishing his season, he has no regrets.

“Going to a top five prep school in the nation like Milford Academy was the best decision I made in my life. I definitely feel like I’m D-1,” he finished.

FOX Sports Next will keep you updated on K.J. McElvaney.


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