Creekside Defender Provides Update

Ricky McCrary is a talented 2024 defensive back out of Creekside. The rising junior had 76 tackles, 1 interception, and 17 pass breakups last fall with a few fumble recoveries, as well. Now that season is over, colleges have increased their attention towards getting McCrary on campus, so he updated us with the latest around his recruitment.


Who all has offered you?

“Marshall and Eastern Kentucky.”

Where have you visited? Do you have more visits planned soon?

“So far Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Memphis and Georgia. I plan to visit more.”

Goals for spring practice?

“Be consistent, use technique and dominate in everything I do.”

Are you camping this summer?

“I will get back to you when I am camping this summer.”


The Scoop

Ricky McCrary, who also has a twin brother Roderick, is a well-taught defensive back that is fundamentally sound. Creating 17 pass breakups in a season will certainly grab your attention, that’s very uncommon for a sophomore butt says a lot about his positioning and reactions to the football. McCrary is a rock-solid open-field tackler showing very good form and leg drive. We absolutely love the way he gets downhill in the flats and shows really good patience reading the ball carrier. He strikes into the midsection and does a good job of wrapping up. Considering he is just 170 lbs., McCrary is very physical on the field. He gets inside the jersey of the receiver and doesn’t give them an inch. We are really impressed with McCrary’s instincts and football IQ. He might not be the biggest of DB’s but he plays a lot bigger and we are sure he will fill out into the 180’s by the time he is done with high school. We can see the 2024 DB landing some offers upcoming here during the evaluation period; he should perform really well in front of college coaches with pads on.

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