Hanging in Mike McCray II's room is a picture of an undersized linebacker, running with the ball in his hands and wearing a scarlet No. 99 jersey.
It's a scene from the past and potentially the future, too.
The framed photo is a picture of his dad, Mike McCray, during his time as an Ohio State outside linebacker in the 1980s. Despite a series of injuries that hindered his collegiate career, McCray was a Buckeyes team captain for the 1987 season, his last in Columbus.