The News-Sentinel sports staff will feature a different verbally committed player for the four NCAA Division I football programs (Ball State, Indiana Notre Dame and Purdue) in Indiana as National Signing Day comes and goes, with additional recruits being added to the teams' respective classes.
Here is today's Indiana's featured commit:
Position: Outside linebacker
High School: Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia
Weight: 245 pounds
Commitment date: February 5, 2014
Other scholarship offers: Boise State, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Ohio, Southern.
Ranking: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com; rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com.
Indiana depth chart at position: Redshirt senior David Cooper, sophomore Clyde Newton, redshirt senior Steven Funderburk, senior Forisse Hardin.
Scouting report: This was a recruitment that came literally came down to the final moment, with McCray saying he really didn't know where he was going to sign until he signed the National Letter of Intent on Signing Day. Regardless, Coach Kevin Wilson landed a player that was recruited by Boise State, notorious for bringing in diamonds in the rough. The Hoosiers hope that is what they will get with McCray, who is expected to play at outside linebacker but could move down to defensive end if he continues to put on weight. With Dameon Willis also on board at outside linebacker in this class, playing time will be tough early, but not impossible. McCray seems to be a player accustomed to coming off the edge and causing havoc in the backfield. If he can improve his other attributes, he may see the field early, but is more likely to be a redshirt candidate.