Coaches make McCoy's decision easy

The main reason why Ricky McCoy committed to Arizona is because of the coaching staff. Read on for his thoughts on his decision and more.

Fresno (Calif.) Roosevelt 2015 tight end Ricky McCoy is the latest University of Arizona football commit, but one of the main reasons he pledged is due to the behind the scenes work of one of the program's most valuable assets.

"Honestly, Coach Matt Dudek had a lot to do with why I committed," McCoy said. "He really got me interested in the school and then as I continued to meet everyone else I realized I really liked the school and the coaches were great.

"They know football and I also got the sense that they cared about me and how I will progress into the future."

Arizona was able to get on McCoy earlier than the majority of the other schools involved in his recruitment.

"Arizona was on me first, but I got recruited by West Coast schools a little bit later than most and I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that I missed the first half of this past season because I transferred from another high school," he said.

McCoy remained patient throughout the process and knew he would be rewarded.

"I worked hard the past year and I had a feeling once I got out on the field coaches would notice me and that definitely happened," McCoy said. "I bulked up and kept my quickness, so I had some things going for me."

In addition to football, McCoy has a good idea what else his future holds.

"I want to major in business at Arizona," he said. "I want to one day become a business owner and that it something that I believe I can excel at.

"It's something I've given a lot of thought to and when I get to college I plan on taking advantage of that as well as working hard to become the best football player I can be."


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