Oklahoma State bolstered its depth at the wide receiver position for the 2019 season on Monday by adding a commitment from graduate transfer pass-catcher Jordan McCray, a South Alabama transfer.
McCray was on his way to play out 2019 at UNLV but visited OSU this weekend and had a change of heart, saying that the decommitment and flip was no more than a “business decision.”
“After long conversations with my family and friends and countless praying I have decided to decommit from UNLV,” he said on Twitter. “I want to thank all the coaches and players and fans for believing in my abilities. This is by far one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life. This is strictly a business decision for what I feel is best for my future and career.”
McCray will have one season’s worth of eligibility remaining beginning and ending in 2019. As a graduate transfer, he’s able to play right away after obtaining his degree from South Alabama.
McCray recorded 29 and 22 catches in his last two seasons with the Jaguars, respectively, and amassed 543 yards receiving and five touchdowns combined during that span.
McCray also played against his soon-to-be new home twice during his undergradaute years. Against Oklahoma State in 2017, he recorded three catches for 27 yards, and against Oklahoma State in 2018, he recorded three catches for 19 yards.
While McCray may not find an immediate starring role — Tylan Wallace is back with Biletnikoff expectations, and C.J. Moore, Patrick McKaufman, Dillon Stoner and Jonathan Shepherd all figure to have roles — McCray could slot in somewhere with his 6-foot-5, 190-pound frame. As a junior last season, he ranked inside the top-100 of pass-catchers nationally with 15.3 yards per reception.