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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #88 Javon McKinley

This wide receiver keeps the player profile series rolling along

Javon (middle) with Chris Finke and C.J. Sanders
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Javon McKinley #88, a sophomore wide receiver from Corona, California, is our next Notre Dame Fighting Irish player to profile. Last year, Javon played in some games, particularly on special teams in the early part of the season. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken leg in October, and he had to sit out the rest of the season. With his known skills, he had taken reps in spring ball, but getting overlooked by the other big name receivers for this coming season.

3 Things to Know About Javon McKinley

  1. He was in the list of Top 60 players coming from California in his recruiting class.
  2. He helped to bowl for charity, getting a score of 121.
  3. Fellow OFD writer Austin Gallagher put Javon on the watch list for one of the breakout stars of the 2017 season.

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Great catch, and he has some dance moves as well. The whole video is *insert fire emoji*

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Javon “Getting Jiggy Wit It” McKinley

High School Football: CIF-SS Pac-5 Football Division Championship-Corona Centennial at St. John Bosco Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

2017 Forecast

Javon McKinley is considered an extremely prolific wide receiver, and one could tell from his highlights and the above video. He has great speed and agility. However, he really has been hindered by his injury and also who is ahead of him on the depth chart. Regardless, Javon is getting noticed.

After spring ball, Brian Kelly mentioned that despite his injury, Javon can be a contributor to the wide receivers and to the offense. With his skill set and his highly sought talent, we could see Javon work himself into the mix. He wants to compete and succeed, but he his working his way toward his time to shine. Just like Austin said, look for him to have a bit of a breakout year.