Growing up a college coach’s son has its advantages.
It also can have its drawbacks, such as moving during mid-season, but those are things that Jay MacIntyre takes in stride.
MacIntyre, the son of Colorado Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre, has enjoyed growing up around football, while excelling as an athlete in his own right.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete plays quarterback and defensive back as well as showing that he has a promising career at point guard playing basketball.
BuffPlayBook.com recently caught up with the talented athlete to get his take on the recruiting process that he is currently going through.
“I have loved growing up around college football programs,” MacIntyre said. “To get to know a lot of college coaches, to get to know the players really well are definite pluses.”
Getting to talk daily to a college head football coach about his future is something that all prospects don’t get the opportunity to do. Most college prospects have limited amount of times they can talk to a college head coach.
Jay laughs about his relationship with his dad. “He is going to have to recruit me pretty hard,” MacIntyre said. “We talk everyday, he has made it clear he wants me to do what is best for me.”
One of the negatives of being a head coaches son is the possibility of moving a lot.
“Moving around isn’t always fun,” MacIntyre said. “You learn to adapt that it’s part of your life. I wouldn’t give up being a coaches son, I have learned so many valuable lessons.”
One decision that the younger MacIntyre will be faced in making is deciding what sports he wants to play at the next level of his life. There is a great chance he will get the opportunity to play football or basketball.
“I haven’t really decided yet,” MacIntyre admitted. “I love playing both sports now, I really don’t have an answer to which is my favorite.”
MacIntyre is receiving attention from several schools including Colorado, Air Force, Duke, Washington State and Colorado State in football and Stetson, Idaho State, Montana, and Cal State-Bakersfield in basketball.
MacIntyre moved to Monarch High School at mid-term and finished the season averaging 16 points in just 15 games, enough to earn the talented athlete all conference honors.
MacIntyre has been very impressed with Boulder and the Colorado fan base.
“I love Boulder,” MacIntyre said. “The people and fans have been great, it’s a great place to live.”
MacIntyre admits that he probably will make a decision late in the recruiting process.
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