February 27, 2009
Distance an issue for McCray brothers
The longer the recruiting process continues, the more it looks like Miami Southridge High School twins Jordan McCray and Justin McCray will attend the school of their choice - and not just because someone is afraid to tell the 6-foot-4, 290-pound twins they can't. Currently, the McCray's are hearing from schools such as Colorado State, Colorado, Florida and Auburn.
Jordan plays center for Southridge High, while his brother is the team's left guard. Jordan and Justin have both said they are a package deal and are excited about continuing their college career in the same place as their twin.
"It's great to have a twin," Justin said. "I am never lonely. He (Jordan) is always there and I have someone to compete with."
As yet the McCray's have not attended any junior days and their report the most of their mail comes from Indiana currently. Colorado State is sending them mail, but Jordan said he suspects he and his brother will likely stay closer to home, somewhere in the southeast.
"We're keeping out opportunities open as of right now," Jordan said. "Colorado State is a ways away."
Justin and Jordan both said any school looking to make a pitch to the McCray brothers will need to show off the educational opportunities that exist to them in the engineering field.
"Education is important to me," Jordan said. "For me it is important to find a school where I can get the classes I want and I am interested in majoring in engineering, so a good engineering program is important to me."
Jordan and Justin McCray will be the third McCray's to play college football and major in engineering, as their brother, Cliff McCray played for Central Florida before deciding to leave the team after the death of his roommate during an off-season conditioning session.
"I am looking for a school to make me a better person as sell as a better football player," Jordan said.
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