Rico McCoy: "I'm ready for football"

For some the summer goes by too fast. School comes and again they find themself back int he classroom. For others, like Rico McCoy, the summer won't end fast enough. "It's been great, but I am ready to play some football."

Rico McCoy, a 6-foot-2 and 215 pound outside linebacker from Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High School, worked on everything this summer. Not that he had one particular weakness, or any for that matter. McCoy is just a perfectionist it seems.

"I really worked on everything. I practiced coming out of my breaks. I'm ready and excited. I also worked one on one with wide receivers in our seven on seven camps. I'm getting pretty good with my jam," McCoy said.

That's right, he's working on defending wide receivers. McCoy can find himself at any position at any given time. He's a huge asset that can come up and stuff the run, blitz the quarterback and, yes, cover a wide receiver. His 4.5 speed allows for it.

McCoy is still holding 13 offers with the latest one coming from Tennessee. "I went to see Pitt and Virginia's spring games. I also was up at Syracuse a few times. My brother plays there. He's a safety and will be a redshirt freshman this year."

McCoy's camp experiences this summer were pretty limited. He attended the Michigan camp last year and only attended an elite camp and a camp at Maryland this summer.

So with two unofficials under his belt and a couple of camps McCoy is still not thinking about official visits. "I'm going to wait until after the season to take the visits. I haven't really thought about where I will take them either."

One school that McCoy will consider for an official is Nebraska. "Yeah, I talked to coach Elmassian a few times. He's a real cool person. They want me to play weakside linebacker."

Most schools anticipate playing McCoy at Will. Maryland will wait though and see how big McCoy gets with that 6-foot-2 frame and put him where he is best suited, size-wise. He will play middle linebacker this season for the most part. Which does he prefer?

"I'd say that outside linebacker is me. That's my fit. At MIKE I just don't get to show my speed. Outside linebacker allows me to run."

McCoy admitted that he may take in a couple of games this fall if he finds time before his officials. "I kind of want to check out Ohio State versus Michigan. I also want to see my brother." McCoy's season opens September 4th.

McCoy has 120 tackles, 5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles last season. He was an all-metro and an all-league first team pick. He is currently a four star linebacker and the No. 14 overall linebacker in the nation according to The Insiders.

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