August 21, 2008

McKissic working towards the season

If you are looking for the definition of a leader on the football field, look no further than Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point quarterback Nyk McKissic. McKissic does all o f the little things to help his team be successful yet to date, he has not seen that translate to scholarship offers. However, a busy summer should lead to a successful fall where that first offer should pop at any time.

"The summer was great," McKissic said. "I've been working out really hard getting ready for the season. I attended all the camps that I was able to get to. I went to Rice, University of Houston and Baylor. I did pretty well at all three of the camps but could have done better."

McKissic also had a strong showing at the Texas State 7 on 7 Tournament where he continued to show good leadership and precise passing. He has however made a few parts of his game a focus for improvement.

"Over the summer I have been working really hard on my deep ball and better footwork," he said. "This year we have great receivers and it will help because they can really stretch the field."

While he waits for that first offer, there is a pool of schools that seem to be the most interested in the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder.

"I have been getting a lot of interest from Colorado State, Rice, SMU and a bunch of Conference USA schools. I would really like to visit Colorado State but I haven't scheduled anything yet."

On what he is looking for in a program, Mckissic made it clear that education was a priority.

"Education is the most important thing I will be looking for in a school," he said. "A team that is on the rise will help my decision as well."

McKissic passed for over 1,800 yards as a junior and also rushed for over 500.


...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!