Talented WR High On Tigers After Camp Experience

This wide receiver prospect is an athlete who stood out on a visit to Auburn.

Brandon, Miss.--Mike McCoy was one of the more impressive offensive talents who attended Auburn's final football camp of the year. The talented receiver prospect measured in at 6-2 1/2, 191 and was impressive in both the combine results and one-on-one drills against the defensive backs.

In the combine portion of the event, McCoy showed impressive cutting ability with a very quick 4.37 shuttle time, great explosiveness with a 38 1/2 inch vertical jump and good speed with a 4.5 40-yard dash time, even though he says he was unhappy about that time due to a stumble on the start.

In the one-on-one workouts the receiver showed his speed and soft hands by running past defenders on deep balls and catching almost every pass he could get his hands on. He also showed good tenacity and leaping ability as well.

Overall, the talented prospect said he was very impressed by the experience. "Well, I enjoyed it," he says. "The talent level was there. Everybody that was there was pretty good. I think I did pretty well. I think I could have done a little bit better in the one-on-one drills. I really like the atmosphere and I like the energy and I really like it down there."

After the camp he notes that he got to stick around and speak with Auburn's receivers coach Greg Knox and says he really enjoyed that and adds that he could see himself being coached by Knox for the next four or five years.

He also explains that he got the chance to spend some time with AU standout Courtney Taylor after the camp as well. "He seems like he is pretty laid back and he is pretty cool," McCoy says about the junior receiver. "I mean, if I came there he seems like he would be the one to teach me a lot and take me under his wing and stuff like that and it seems like he is pretty relaxed."

Mike McCoy has good size, good speed and good hands.

He says heading into the camp that he was interested in getting a feel for the whole atmosphere surrounding the Auburn program and explains that after the final whistle has blown he felt like he was able to do exactly that.

"Everything was great," he notes. "All of the school and everything around it was nice. They have a great fan base. The whole atmosphere was good. It was just everything you wanted in a school it seemed like."

Even though McCoy saya before the camp that he was wide open with his college decision, he says that having such a great trip to Auburn has already put the Tigers in a much better position for his signature in February. "They are already on my official visit list," he says.

He adds that he has had some time to do a little more thinking about his college choice and he already has a couple of schools that are among his top five choices. "Auburn and Alabama, they are definitely up there," he notes.

Along with having a great experience at the camp, McCoy also says that working with Coach Knox has already started to pay dividends for him on the field. "The way I run my routes like staying on the numbers and getting even with the cornerbacks are some of the things he was teaching me, and I did it this weekend at the seven-on-seven camp up at Mississippi State and everything he taught me worked," he notes.

He says that those new techniques seemed to give him a pretty big advantage during the camp, even against some solid competition. "Our offense was pretty good and I did pretty good," he says about his performance. "I had like 17 touchdowns in eight games. I was able to play against some of the best DBs in the state and they really couldn't stop me. I was making them frustrated and I had people yelling at each other."


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