Andre McKinney, Jr., from Rancho Verde, is a highlight waiting to happen. He is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball thanks to his elite speed.
In August, GMTM’s Joey Grant and former USC quarterback Max Browne evaluated his tape live on Twitch. Here were some of their thoughts:
Andre’s speed is apparent. He was laser-timed at a 4.47 40 this year, and that shows up on tape. Joey and Max both commented on his burst on the first play, as he immediately shows off his run after the catch ability while taking a simple curl route to the house.
He is a true home-run threat who can score from all over the field. His coaches clearly recognized that ability, as they constantly schemed different ways to get the ball in his hands. He is a guy who can do a lot of damage on end-arounds and drag routes that are designed to get the ball in his hands quick.
Once the ball is in his hands, he is a lightning rod. He frequently makes sudden cuts to make defenders miss, his acceleration kicks in to allow him to pull away from the next level of the defense.
He has the type of speed that can make defensive backs pay if they are not taking correct angles. On top of his excellent speed, he clearly shows elite vision with the ball in his hands. Once he get the ball, his return man abilities flash in a big way.
Despite his electric playmaking abilities, McKinney is not afraid to do the dirty work as well. His tape shows multiple examples of him blocking in the run game. He engages through the whistle and clearly takes pride in blocking. This allows him to stay on the field and be an asset no matter the playcall.
McKinney is a stud in the classroom as well, as he has a 4.15 GPA and stellar SAT scores. Currently, he has 4 offers for football and one additional offer to run track, with more certainly to come.
- Andre McKinney is elite after the catch with the ball in his hands, can score from anywhere on the field
- Top-level speed (4.47 40) with college track offers
- He is a sudden route runner who also takes pride in dominating DB’s in the run game
Andre McKinney can best be summed up in one word: weapon. He shows top level speed and shiftiness, with some similarities to a Tyreek Hill type of player. Always a threat to take it to the house, he can be an immediate, dynamic weapon for any program.