Former Bishop Miege High wide receiver Justin McCay, a former five-star prospect who spent the last two seasons at Oklahoma University, has joined the parade of impact recruits to commit to Charlie Weis and the Kansas University football team.
McCay announced today that he will transfer to KU and is expected to begin taking classes during the spring semester.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound wideout who was ranked as the top player in Kansas in the Class of 2010, was in Lawrence on Wednesday night to take in the KU-K-State men’s basketball game.
Evidently, that was enough to convince him to choose KU over K-State, which was his other finalist.
“The visit was great,” McCay told Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com. “And I think this is a great opportunity to build from the ground up.”
Technically a red-shirt freshman, McCay played in just three games this season because of injury. He has received a release from OU but his official eligibility status remains up in the air and could go a number of different ways. That should all be hammered out in the next few weeks.
According to Kirby’s report, McCay committed to Weis at the end of his visit.
“He is a great guy,” McCay said of Weis. “He is 100 percent straight-up and when he says he is going to do something he gets it done. I want to be a part of what he is building. He’s bringing in the tools to win.”
McCay originally chose OU over offers from Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas State, Missouri, Oregon and Texas A&M.