With a decision likely coming after the spring evaluation period, dynamic pass catcher Cornelius McCoy says a trio of suitors have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack.
"Syracuse is one, NC State is two, and East Carolina is third," McCoy said. "Those are my top three schools."
The 5-foot-10, 168-pound McCoy, who is in the midst of locking in a visit date with coach Dino Babers and the Orange, goes in-depth on each of the three schools absorbing his full attention heading into the spring.
Syracuse: "I like 'Cuse because they keep in touch with me. They love the way I play, and I love the way they run a passing offense. It's a good opportunity to go to New York and play in the cold, which is something I always wanted to do.
"It will feel good to put on that Orange. Orange is the new fast."
NC State: "The same with NC State. It's just another chance to play in the ACC, but what gets me the most about NC State is their coaches. They push their players to be great and the best they can be, and I need that.
"I try too hard to win the game, when I need to just play the game and have fun. I love the coaches."
East Carolina: "I like ECU because they come to the school to inquire about me. They are a passing team, and there's a better chance to play on the field and make a name for myself.
"They are humble in the game they play. They have a good chance for me."
McCoy is a big-play threat that can really make plays in space and rack up yardage in a hurry. He's also a willing blocker that flashes aggressiveness when latching onto his opponent.
McCoy shows that quick twitch and shoulder shake to distance himself from the defender, especially when accelerating off the line. McCoy is a crisp route-runner that does a good job of sticking his foot in the grass, but it's his ability after the catch that grasps your attention in a hurry.
Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in McCoy's recruitment.