McCoy at UM Spring Game

LeSean McCoy is a running back in the 2006 Miami signing class and is expected to be an impact player at UM.

How did the spring game look to you?

"The spring game looked pretty good. Everybody is so fast man, it is much different than seeing it on TV. All of the running backs looked pretty good."

Why did you decide to come down to Miami?

"I just came down for the weekend to check everything out and have some fun. This is going to be my future school, so I might as well have some fun while I am at it."

Can you talk about why you chose to sign with UM?

"A lot of the schools I was looking at were kind of far from my parents. USC was pretty far. I just liked that it is relatively close and I thought it was just the best choice for me. All of the guys that they sign here at UM, I feel like I can come here and compete with them."

When do you plan on enrolling at prep school?

"I am at Milford Prep School right now, so I can come to UM in December and play in the spring game next year."

How is your ankle healing?

"My ankle is doing fine, I am pretty much back to where I was speed wise, but I still think about it every once in a while, and get nervous about it. By the time I come here, I will not be thinking about it so much and I will be cutting on it. So far so good."

Do you have spring football at Milford?

"Right now I am just lifting weights and working out. We get back at it around summer camp in like August."

What is your weight now?

"I am at about 213 pounds right now. By the time I start really running and when we get into camp, I will probably be like 208 pounds."

What do you feel like you can bring to the table at UM as a running back?

"After watching this game, I feel like the thing I can bring and I am most effective at is breaking off big runs and making a big play. All of the running backs here are good, but they do not really have that break-away ability. I have a lot of explosiveness."

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