#STRecruiting: High jumping WR Joseph McVay catches #Gamecock attention, lands an offer

There are all kinds of ways in recruiting to discover a talent. There are prior connections, insider tips and old-fashioned film work. And then, there’s just plan good luck. Last week, USC coaches ran across a highlight on Twitter of WR Joseph McVay (6-1 180), not catching a football but clearing a height of 6-6 in the high jump. From that, Dowell Loggains and Justin Stepp got involved.

Joseph McVay

“I had actually scissored kick 6-6, and it was just going across Twitter, everybody was seeing it,” McVay said.  “After they saw that, they saw my Twitter and my Hudl highlights, and it went from there.  They all sat down and watched me on film. I’m talking to Coach Loggains, and I talked to Coach Stepp, too.  Coach Loggains was the one who gave me the offer.”

McVay uses that high jumping talent on the football field very well. Last season he caught 69 passes for 1573 yards and 22 touchdowns.

“They like my explosiveness, they like my athleticism and they like that I can get yards after the catch and things like that,” McVay said of what he’s heard from Loggains and Stepp.  “That’s a big offer.  I was just smiling the whole night.  I started getting love from the Gamecock fans and it was just great.  After they offered me, a whole lot of coaches followed me from the SEC and Big Ten.”

Now that he has an offer from the Gamecocks, McVay plans to take a closer look.

“I plan on taking an OV there,” he said.  “I really want to get to really see how they work and how they are recruiting me.  I really want to get to know them.”

McVay has set one official visit with Vanderbilt June 9th. This spring, he visited Tulane, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Arkansas State. Also on his offer list are Penn State, Penn State, Purdue, UTSA, Texas State, Tulsa and Colorado State.

McVay said he wants to make his decision prior to the start of his senior season.

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