December 3, 2008

McKissic hears from CSU

Not even a broken leg can slow Round Rock (Tex.) quarterback this season. Pro-style quarterback Nyk McKissic has thrown for better than 2,000 yards and led his high school team to the state playoffs despite playing part of the season with a broken fibula.

I am a fierce competitor," McKissic said in response to being asked to describe his game. "I like to lead the huddle and keep everything organized. I can throw the ball well and make good decisions with the ball. I pride myself on being able to manage a football game. I have a strong arm and my legs can help me get out of strong situations."

McKissic is pulling double duty currently as his Stony Point High School is going up against Dallas Skyline this weekend in the state quarterfinals after a win over Garland High School. In the Garland win, McKissic completed nine of 11 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, McKissic has 2,000 yards passing, 14 scores and three interceptions. Making that all the more impressive is the fact McKissic has played most of the season with a broken fibula, which is now healed.

With an ACT of 25 and a GPA of 3.8, McKissic has opened up his options to high-profile academic institutions as well, including Dartmouth, which has offered him his only scholarship. Academics will be a large part of his recruitment for McKissic who has not yet decided on a major.

"Education is the first and foremost in any school I am looking for," McKissic said. "I want a good education and be taken care of as far as a degree goes. I am also looking for an up-and-coming program and one that has a family feel to it. It doesn't have to be a huge BCS conference - just a family atmosphere."

"I am hearing from Ohio and Dartmouth calls all the time. I still get the basic letters from Houston and other Conference USA schools. I get letters from Colorado State and I talked to Coach Brown this spring," McKissic said. "He wanted me to come up to the camp, but I was too busy at that point."

McKissic said he hasn't had a lot of time to do more with his own recruitment due to his season still underway, but said since talking to Coach Brown, he has followed Colorado State and has been impressed.

"I actually watched the game when they played Colorado and I was impressed," McKissic said. "It was a good football team and the coach seems like he really wants to win. They are a good football team and an up-and-coming football program and that is what I am looking for."

McKissic has set up one recruiting visit thus far - a Jan. 9 date at Dartmouth.

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