"It's been a long offseason," McCoy said. "I can't wait to get things started. Our first game is September 10. My biggest thing is winning a state championship. Going undefeated would be nice and everything but I want a championship more than anything. For me, getting the state's all-time rushing record would be nice too. James Mungro has it and I need about 2,600 yards to get it. I got 2,500 my sophomore year so I think that's realistic."
LeSean McCoy, who stands 6-0 and says he checked in at 215 pounds on Monday, brings a lot to the table as a running back prospect.
"My vision is really strong," he said. "Plus, I can stop on a dime and make people miss. A lot of guys my size aren't able to do that real well."
The Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt star, who has been running the ball since the age of 5, is being recruited nationally. He hasn't yet, however, narrowed his list of favorites down.
"I ain't even really paying much attention to that right now," he said. "I wanna focus on my season. I dont wanna be that guy who gets all the recruiting attention and lets it go to his head and lets his teammates down. It could be my last play at any time. I'll really narrow everything down after the season."
McCoy, who claims to have a 2.6 GPA and will take the SAT in early October for the first time, did talk about a few of the schools on his list. He was first asked why he attended the University of Miami summer camp a couple years ago.
"Oh man, I love Miami," he said. "I've always liked them growing up. I went down there a couple years ago and won the MVP award for running backs. I loved it. They've been recruiting me ever since then. Coach Coker came to my school this past spring. I talked to him on the phone too. He said I remind him of Willis (McGahee). They're on me hard. I like Miami and everything but the only thing is that I'm not sure if I'd be able to play early there. They got a lot of young running backs."
The standout running back is also aware of UM's commitment from Javarris James. That doesn't seem to bother him too much.
"I ain't worried about that," he said. "I've seen his tape and I definitely wasn't impressed. I'd be able to compete with him, no problem."
McCoy took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech this summer and spoke briefly about the Hokies as well.
"That's a nice place," he said. "They said I could be the next Kevin Jones there."
The Trojans of Southern Cal have also offered McCoy a scholarship. He spoke about the defending champs as well.
"My man Reggie Bush might be leaving," he said. "Those would be big shoes to fill and a big opportunity there."
At that point, McCoy threw out an interesting comment.
"I'm trying to keep everything quiet," he said. "I haven't really talked about the recruiting stuff with a lot of people. My decision may surprise some people. I gotta do what I gotta do."
One thing's for sure -- the Hurricanes will most likely get one of his five official visits.
"Oh yeah, definitely," he said. "I've been there before and really liked it. I like the coaches and wanna meet some of the players. They'll probably get one of them."
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