The prelude to McCrary's being selected for the Rivals camp was competition in the Schumann's National Underclassmen Combine state and regional combine events. The Southeast regional was in Atlanta where the 6-foot-1, 195-pound McCrary impressed scouts. The combine tested players in the 40-yard dash (4.5 seconds), shuttle run (4.2), vertical leap (31.0) and broad jump (9-0).
The other regions were Los Angeles, Livingston, N.J., Duncanville Texas and Indianapolis.
"I thought it was a great camp and it was a great learning experience to go out there and compete with best athletes in the nation," McCrary said. "It actually motivated me to want get better and I also had a lot of fun."
McCrary was a little surprised at his accomplishments in the summer camps. You could probably that the sleeper in him woke up.
"I really didn't think I'd go this far in the camp," he said. But I just went our ther and tried my hardest and it all paid off."
The camps also helped McCrary realize where he fits in on the football field.
"It just kind of defined me. I'm just going to play safety and concentrate on that," McCrary said. "I fit really well with it."
McCrary did say that he will still play some running back and receiver at Timber Creek.
His summer success has also gotten him thinking a little more about playing football at the next level.
"I have gotten a few letters, but nothing big," McCrary said. "I want to go to college of course and some pf the colleges I'm looking at are Florida State, Clemson and Alabama."
But now he may be looking at those colleges for different reasons.
Other Florida players invited to the Ultimate 100 Rivals.com Top Prospect Camp:
(Position, Name, Ht., Wt., High School, Hometown, Class)
ATH Ayomide Awe, 6-0/185, McArthur, Hollywood, 2010
WR Travis Blanks, 6-0/170, North florida Chrisitan, Tallahassee, 2012
WR Corinthian Bostic II, 5-9/174, Wolfson, Jacksonville, 2011
RB Andrew Buie, 5-9, 188, Trinity Christian, Jacksonville, 2011
TE Michael Caldwell, 6-4/230, Crestview, Crestview, 2011
QB Matt Dobson, 6-1/170, North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, 2012
WR Tyjuan Fray, 6-1/185, Trinity Catholic, Ocala, 2011
LB Jeremiah George, 5-11/191, Clearwater, Clearwater, 2010
QB Michael German, 6-1/200, Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach, 2010
LB Daniel Holland, 6-2/220, Norland, Miami, 2010
RB Gary Holmes, 5-7/158, Seminole Ridge, West Palm Beach, 2012
RB Chris Johnson, 5-10/186, Trinity Catholic, Ocala, 2011
DT Glenn Nichols, Tenoroc, Auburndale, 2012
QB Justin Osking, 6-3/232, John Carroll, Fort Pierce, 2011
WR Connor Price, Kings Academy, West Palm Beach, 2010
LB Keith Regis, 5-7/170, Somerset Academy, Pembroke Pines, 2011
DE LeVaris Sims, 6-0, 237, Trinity Cathloic. Ocala, 2010
RB Javon Smith, 6-2, 225, McArthur, Hollywood, 2010
OL Anthony Spano, 6-2, 270, Gulf Coast, Naples, 2011
WR Brian Thomas, 5-9, 160, Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach, 2010
OL Shaun Ward, 6-1, 225, Bpyd Anderson, Fort Lauderdale, 2011