Errington McCrae routes his path to Memphis

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Addison Whitney

Errington McCrae enters his senior year of high school with a vision of playing football at Memphis University as a true freshman. On the road to starting his recruiting process, committing, and entering a new football atmosphere, Errington has proven his readiness for these challenges. 

When looking back at the beginning of McCrae’s recruiting process it can be found earlier than most.

“The recruiting process started earlier, starting around eighth grade when I had my first interview after a football camp,” McCrae said.

The reporter by the name of Otis Carter worked with Arkansas University but works all around the country with other universities as well. This was the first recruiting experience in McCrae’s career.

McCrae’s first offer was Memphis, but committed to Arkansas state on April 25, 2020 and later decommitting on June 19, 2020. Finally committing to Memphis on July 4, 2020. McCrae explains how he feels about decommitting and then committing.

“The relationship that I later built with the current staff at Memphis when taking visits there, I just knew that was the place for me.” McCrae said.

The whole recruiting process was new to McCrae. 

“To be honest committing to Memphis was a big moment for me because that was my first offer,” McCrae said. “I really took that one in. It was a big moment for me. I had just a good feeling. It just hit me and I knew it was time to make a decision. I made it and I was happy with the decision that I made.”

McCrae will be entering a highly competitive Memphis football program. Memphis, since entering the American conference in, 2013, has visited 6 bowl games between 2013 and 2019 with a winning record every year except 2013. With being ranked in the AP(associated press)  top 25 poll every year since 2014. The Memphis program is a winning team of late and McCrae will be joining them and he explains the competitive future in front of him.

“I’m going to give it all I got and being able to take care of business, having the chance to play early which is a big factor for me,” McCrae said. “So I feel like going in on the top of my A game is the direction to go.”