Day by day more college football programs are showing interest in North Davidson running back Kennedy McKoy. After an impressive junior season, the talented back has started to pile on the offers with no signs of slowing down.
Mckoy’s offer list includes Boston College, UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia and East Carolina.
“Recruiting is a fun process,” said the 6-foot-1, 190-pound McKoy. “I’ve gone places I’ve never been before and met people I never thought I would.”
ECU gave McKoy his offer right before the most recent dead period started when the coaches were out on the recruiting trail. He mentioned a coach stopped by his school while he was at a doctor’s appointment. Since he was unavailable, McKoy’s head coach Mark Holcomb told him about his offer later that day.
McKoy isn’t very familiar with ECU. The one thing he mentioned about the Pirates is he knows they have a really good roster this year. McKoy does plan to learn more about what the football program and school has to offer through a visit in the near future.
Staying close to home will play a big factor in McKoy’s recruitment, which could be good news for the Pirates because ECU is only about a three-hour drive.
As a junior McKoy put up video game numbers. He finished with over 2,000 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns on the ground while also catching three receiving touchdowns out of the backfield. His team finished the season with a strong 11-2 record and McKoy believes he improved this season.
“I think I improved a lot on pass protection and helping the lineman out this season,” he said. “For next season I want to improve my 40-yard dash time. I run a 4.6 right now, but I want to get it down to a 4.5 or a 4.4.”
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McKoy is a player that McKoy looks up to and models his game after. North Davidson ran a lot of similar offensive schemes that Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly did this year using zone blocking schemes to generate big gains.
Moving forward more schools should reach out to McKoy especially if he follows up his outstanding junior season with an impressive senior campaign. This offseason he plans to visit a couple of the in-state schools that have offered. ECU could potentially host him for its spring game.