LeSean McCoy: Who's Got the Best Window?

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back LeSean McCoy (5-11, 200, 4.45) said he's got his list narrowed down to eight schools. Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Allen Wallace recently spoke with the nations No. 2 running back.

"Nothing is solid with this list, but these programs keep coming up in my mind lately. I've been thinking about USC, Tennessee, Penn State, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech a lot lately," said LeSean McCoy, from Bishop McDevitt High School.

"I've also been thinking about Auburn, Michigan and Miami as well. They're part of that list, but I want to make an official top five pretty soon. All of these schools have offered me.

"The depth at my position at the first five schools that I mentioned is really good for me. And I feel that if I work hard enough, I could have a good chance to play as a true freshman at any of them. I know that I don't want to sit out…I want to play right away when I go to college," he said.

"I've never been to the state of California, but I really like USC a lot lately, along with all of those other schools. I don't have a leader or anything like that. But it looks like Reggie Bush is going to leave soon and they've got a running back spot that is open for someone new to step in.

"USC always recruits well and they've got a really nice offensive line. I also think they've got some nice weather there too. I know that I'd like to be part of a national championship team as a freshman. And even though he's all the way out in Arizona, my brother, Laron McCoy (wide receiver), plays for the Arizona Cardinals, so he'd be pretty close by to give me support if I went out to California.

"I think that I fit the program at Tennessee really well and I love the kind of offense they run. It's similar to my high school's offense. They run a lot of the I-formation and so do we at my high school. We run the ball on average about 25-30 times a game, so I think that it would be an easy transition for me to go there," said McCoy.

"I like the fact that Penn State is a state college and they have thousands of fans show up for their games all the time…every time. I would also get a lot of local support and it would be a great pleasure for people around here to see me go there. They also have a great recruiting class going so far.

"Oklahoma has always been a very good program and they always have a big strong offensive line. Adrian Peterson will also probably be leaving soon, so that opens up a spot for the running back position.

"Virginia Tech was the only unofficial (trip) that I went on this past summer and they've got a really beautiful campus there. It's really just a beautiful place. They've got a nice weight room and all of the coaches there are really great guys…all really nice and friendly. They've got a very good defense and an okay offensive line. They also don't have any real stars at running back, so I've got a really good shot at some early playing time there. They're also pretty close to home for my family and friends to get to games," he said.

"I don't have any official visits set up yet because I still need to talk with my coach about what dates are available and stuff. But I am planning on taking all five of my official visits."

Bishop McDevitt plays at State College High School this Friday (9/2) in their first game of the season.

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