January 27, 2009

Three-star QB heading to the Ivy League

Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point had a big season in 2008 and advanced to the Texas 5A semifinals. A big reason for their success was quarterback Nyk McKissic. McKissic led with his words and his action and is now poised for success on the next level as well as he takes his game to the Ivy League.

"I am planning on signing with Dartmouth," McKissic said. "That's where I plan on going. I've been talking to them since the football season, I guess since the middle of the season. I'm waiting on my whole admissions deal. I think I need to get one more point on my ACT."

McKissic chose Dartmouth over some interest from a few mid-level programs like Toledo.

"A few schools talked to me about coming up for visits," he said. "Toledo came by and had a home visit with me and (teammate) Kenny Browder. [Kenny] said he was going to stick with Wyoming and I decided to stick with Dartmouth."

A two-sport athlete, McKissic has been busy on the baseball diamond so won't have time to get an official in to Dartmouth before signing day but he does hope to get up to New Hampshire later on.

"I'm going to and visit after Signing Day," he said. "I'm actually busy with baseball now. We had one set up but we ended up getting it rescheduled because of weather and stuff. I'm excited about it. It's an Ivy League education and a chance to compete with some guys up north and bring a little Texas flavor up there."

McKissic is certainly not afraid to compete. While leading his team to the state semifinals, he played the last eight games of his high school career on a broken leg. That effort helped Stony Point and its seniors go out on a high note.

"We had a successful senior class and a successful senior year so I feel like we left a legacy at Stony Point."


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