Jacob McCrary was a very highly recruited WR out of Coral Gables, Florida in 2014. Persistence from the WVU coaching staff landed the Mountaineers the highly skilled athlete as part of the 2014 class. However, extenuating circumstances prevented McCrary from being eligible and news soon spread that Jacob had decided instead to commit to Marshall.
However, that decision was short-lived as McCrary soon decided to instead opt for Northwest Mississippi C.C. in Senatobia, MS. I had the chance to speak to Jacob recently to ask him what truly was behind his decision to forego Marshall.
“It was the bond I had developed with the coaches”, McCrary said of his decision to go to community college. But it was not the coaches at Northwest Mississippi he was referring to, it was Dana Holgorsen and JaJuan Seider. According to McCrary, the WVU coaching staff has stayed behind him despite his inability to commit in 2014
Even after his first season at Northwest Mississippi where he accumulated 16 receptions for 397 yards and 4 touchdowns in a primarily run-first offense, Jacob still keeps in contact with West Virginia. “I speak to WVU coaches around 3 times per week”, McCrary said. Most of those conversations are with JaJuan Seider, who was Jacob’s lead recruiter last year out of high school. “He calls to ask me how my grades are doing and how the season is going”.
Despite his very open commitment to WVU McCrary said that has not stopped other schools from recruiting him. Miami, Oregon St, and Utah St have recently been in contact with the speedy receiver. However, the conversation always tends in one direction, “I’m still 100% committed to WVU”, McCrary tells every school that contacts him.
With one more season remaining at Northwest Mississippi C.C. McCrary is already excited for his return to Morgantown, not as a recruit but as a member of the Mountaineer football program. Jacob will graduate from Northwest Mississippi in December of 2015 and plans on being enrolled at WVU in January 2016.
“I can’t wait to get there (WVU)”, McCrary told me, “the recruiting classes they are bringing in are great and I can’t wait to get there and compete for national championships”.
Jacob plans on being in Morgantown for the 2015 spring game. McCrary ended our conversation with, “I can’t see any school taking me away from West Virginia”.
Below are McCrary’s season highlights: