McCoy Makes One Visit, Misses Another

Northview High School's Denzel McCoy is quite the busy guy when it comes to recruiting. He has made very many visits in the past year so he can try and find the right fit. He was supposed to visit Clemson on Saturday to check everything out but couldn't because of family commitments.

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Northview High School's Denzel McCoy is quite the busy guy when it comes to recruiting. He has made very many visits in the past year so he can try and find the right fit. He was supposed to visit Clemson on Saturday to check everything out but couldn't because of family commitments.

On Friday, however, he and his father went to visit Georgia Tech. They have been there many times so why go again?

"I just wanted to sit down and get questions that I had, answered," Denzel said.

So what all happened on the visit?

"I sat down with Coach [Giff] Smith and Coach [Paul] Johnson and talked about every question that I had. I also sat down with a professor from my major which was great. I just wanted to make sure if I was to go there, that it'd be the right decision. It went pretty well. It was pretty cool. Every time I go to Tech I learn something new."

Denzel says he has a pretty good relationship with the coaches at Georgia Tech and also talked about what would be his future position if he were to play college football in Atlanta.

"They told me what they want me to play at defensive tackle is the 3-technique as opposed to a 1-technique. A 3-technique is the more athletic one who gets sacks and makes plays whereas the 1-technique is more the run-stopper. I was really happy to hear this."

(For example - on last year's GT team, Vance Walker was a 3-technique and Darryl Richard was a 1-technique.)

Denzel talked a little more about his meeting with the Georgia Tech professor:

"I wanted to hear what I could expect. As far as a major goes, the are many roads you can take for each one. With computer science, there are many roads there so I just wanted to see all the different roads and options I would have."

He does not have any future visits planned, but wants to get many out of the way to have a list of schools in the next few months. McCoy wants to have a decision made on where he'll attend school before his senior season begins.

"I want to check out all the schools that have offered me. People laugh at me when I say this, but it's possible. I could check out California and Oregon on the same trip. Same goes for Tennessee and Vanderbilt, and Alabama and Auburn. There is a possibility of getting offers from USC and UCLA so those, too, at the same time. I know it will be hard."

Notre Dame, Auburn, Tennessee, and East Carolina recently offered McCoy to bring his offer count to 28 or 29, he says. More should continue to come in with UCLA and USC maybe coming soon.

When it comes to breaking it down to a solid list in the coming months, Denzel says it's all about how he feels on the visits. He has been to Georgia Tech a number of times and Florida State for a Junior Day which was what he said was a good visit. Will those two schools be on the list when trying to whittle it down? "Yes," he quickly answered.


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