LSU looking at Texas QB McCoy

Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher are doing everything in their power to bring in a blue chip quarterback in the 2005 signing class. <br><br> It seems like everyone the Tigers have targeted has committed to other schools but there is a new name on the board and it is Colt McCoy (6-1, 185, 4.75) of Tuscola (Texas) Jim Ned.

McCoy, the 18th rated signal caller in the land, committed to Texas over the summer but he is talking to a few select schools just in case the offense Texas chooses to run in the future does not suit his needs.

"I am committed to Texas," McCoy reiterated to Tiger Rag. "I have not de-committed but I am talking to LSU, Texas A&M and Kansas State."

Saban contacted McCoy two weeks ago to see if he had an interest in LSU and after a long talk with the Tigers' head man the youngster realized that LSU may have something worth taking a closer look at.

"He let me know how bad they needed a quarterback and the type of offense they run is the type we run at Jim Ned," said McCoy, who has passed for just under 8,500 yards and 95 touchdowns in three years. "I think I would be crazy not to take a look at LSU's offense because I would have a chance to compete and play early in an offense like ours. I think that offense would be suitable."

McCoy took notice of the offense Fisher has installed at LSU during the Tigers' run at the national championship last season. He saw an offense that was centered on the quarterback making good decisions and being a true field general.

"I like how the quarterback is the leader and the way he runs the offense in that system," McCoy said. "I used to like watching Matt Mauck play and I feel that I am similar to him in a lot of ways."

Saban and McCoy have not hammered out the details for an official visit date but if he takes one he would like to see Tiger Stadium in its true environment.

"I would like to come down for a game to feel the atmosphere but I haven't set one up yet," McCoy said. "If everything works out I will get to take a visit."

This is definitely a story Tiger fans should follow closely over the next few weeks but for now McCoy insists he is still committed to the Horns.

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