2011 Boise Standout Talks Recruiting

Bishop Kelly HS LB Cody McCarthy (Boise, ID) considers himself a blue collar athlete that works hard and simply gets the job done. The 2011 prospect has already taken numerous unofficial visits and participated in a handful of camps. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his junior season and his recruitment thus far.

Bishop Kelly HS LB Cody McCarthy (Boise, ID) considers himself a blue collar athlete that works hard and simply gets the job done. The local standout has also taken numerous unofficial visits and participated in a handful of camps over the past few summers. "I've been on unofficial visits to all of the Northwest schools," he said. "I also sent film to Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Louisiana State, and Arkansas," he added.

The camp circuit has been widely successful for McCarthy. He has made his presence known at each camp he has attended. "I received the LB MVP Award at the Nike Football Camp in Eugene last year," he stated. "I also went to the All-Poly Camp at Utah and made the All-Poly All-Star Team at LB with V.J. Fehoko." McCarthy also received the LB MVP Award at the 2008 Boise State Football Camp as a sophomore.

One could say that Cody has Blue and Orange roots given that three family members have been student-athletes at Boise State. "My father (Joe McCarthy) played LB at Boise from 83-85. My mom ran track and field and my uncle played basketball at Boise State."

McCarthy (6'1, 220, 4.75) has grown up a Bronco fan due to all of his family ties to Boise State. "Well, I think Boise State is an excellent school," he said. "They are very hard working and very blue collar. Everyone gets a shot to play whether you're a true freshman or a fifth year senior. They are a family down there and I really like that. They are blue collar just like me."

Cody's connection to the Bronco coaching staff goes way back as he has been attending the football camps held at Boise State since he was eight years old. "Coach (Viliami) Tuivai has been coaching me since I was eight years old," he said. "I first met him at the camp and he has mentored me ever since. I love Coach (Chris) Petersen too. He's a great guy. He's blue collar and hardworking. He treats my dad well as a former player," McCarthy added.

The Bishop Kelly Knights had yet another successful campaign in 2009. The Knights flexed their muscle once again as they seemingly do each and every season. "We went undefeated in our conference and lost in the semifinals," McCarthy said. "We went 8-2." The focus will now immediately turn to 2010 as Cody already has some goals in mind. "Well, I want to make my team better and help motivate kids around me to play to their potential. I want to win a state championship and be the best leader and motivator. That's the most important to me."

McCarthy had an outstanding 2009 season as he racked up 165 tackles (115 solo) to go along with 2 INTs, 8.5 sacks, a blocked punt, 12 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cody McCarthy.

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