So many offers, so little time for LeSean McCoy

There's probably a handful of players in the country right now that can say that they don't' need to attend a camp, combine or anything of that nature. Why? Well, having 40 or more offers is usually a pretty good reason. That's where running back LeSean McCoy is sitting, but he's not resting at all. Just back from one combine, McCoy is getting ready for another and oh yes, trying to figure out how to make sense of all the attention he's getting.

Over the last two years, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has been home to one of the most prolific backs in the country. Over 5,000 yards, over 60 touchdowns and about every local and state award you can name. That's a ton of yards for anyone, but Bishop McDevitt's LeSean McCoy thinks he can do better. "Every year is a new year and you don't know what you are going to see," LeSean said. "But, I already have gotten used to the fact that when we face teams, players like to call me out."

You wouldn't think that's very healthy for the opposition, but you know how it goes. When you are good, everyone wants to take you on, but when you are THIS good, they need to, because if they want to be the best, they have to eventually face you.

You might even be surprised that the trash talking isn't relegated to just the season either. Oh no. McCoy has gained such a name for himself, he actually got calls from players before he headed to the Nike combine not far down the road. "Yeah, that was pretty funny," McCoy said of the calls. "It was all in fun, but they were calling me out even before I got there."

Whoever it was that called him out probably now finds themselves feeling like many of the players that have talked trash to LeSean right before he puts a couple of hundred yards on them during the course of the game. As Go Blue Wolverine reported on, McCoy was hands down the best running back at the PSU/Nike combine, even though he participated in just the individual drills, opting out of the performance tests.

Considering the fact that at this same combine last year, McCoy ran a 4.25/40, you'd probably agree with him as to why, but you'd ask why even show up in the first place.

"Well, you like to keep your name out there and keep your rank up, but it's time for me to help some of these other guys out liked they helped me out when I was young," McCoy said.

"I mean, when nobody knew who I was, I got a name because I did well against guys everyone knew at these things. I figure I come back here and if some guy does well against me, that helps him out, because there's a lot of coaches watching."

McCoy estimated around 80 coaches were in attendance, probably a good portion of those schools having already offered LeSean a scholarship in writing. But, at this point, LeSean is doing this kind of thing as much for others his age and himself as he is for coaches that still haven't gotten into the mix for him.

That's why he's going to yet another camp today as a matter of fact, the "Elite College Combine" to be held in New Jersey. And, after that, there may be yet more to come.

And, it doesn't stop there as when the combines are done, LeSean, his teammate and fellow division 1-A recruit, quarterback Jeremy Ricker and friends will be hitting the road and heading west on a fact-finding mission about some of the schools that they have been hearing from, looking at, but at this point, don't know a lot about.

"It's just a way to get familiar with some of these schools," McCoy said. "I mean, I really don't know where to start with all these programs, because there's so many and so much I want to know. But, that's part of the reason we are going out this summer, so we can see some of these schools ourselves."

For LeSean himself, he's looking at the program, studying the opportunities to play, but he's got a target at every place he goes to see and that's none other than the head coach. Nothing serious, mind you, but if McCoy is going to hinge much of his decision on any one thing, it's that the coaches recruiting him are people that he can get to know. "There's some schools like Notre Dame, it's hard to even talk to head coach," he said. "I don't why, but I want to be able to just talk to the coach, relate to them and know that if I have a question, he's just available."

"I have to have that relationship, because that's like four years of my life there and I have to know that once I am at a school, where the coaches are willing to just be there if you need them."

The criteria obviously doesn't stop there, McCoy stating that the offensive style, a program with strong academic support and a nice atmosphere around the town is also vitally important. But, to say that he's put any number of schools, even a large number as the teams of interest right now, McCoy just sighs a little when thinking about all those teams and says that right now, he doesn't have a clue.

"Man, I don't know what to do to narrow all this down," he said. "It's not that it's just really early, but I know that when the season comes, it's going to get crazy. We've got a big season ahead of us and I think we can do some great things, so it's going to be a challenge to see how everything is going to fit in."

"I know I want to take my official visits, but I also know that I don't want the recruiting to take away from my year, so I still have a lot to figure out."

With absolutely no leaders or favorites now, it's easily up in the air as to who is going to get one of the very best running backs in the country. Plus, the 40 offers is naturally going to expand before his final season is done. If LeSean does have one thing figured out, though, about his recruiting is that he's going to take an entirely different approach than he does when he's on the field.

"I'm taking my time," he said. "This is something you just can't rush or think about just every now and then. I will have to take time, look at schools, think about what I have seen and just try to narrow things down as the year goes along."

"Right now, it's just a lot of teams I don't know much about, but I'm excited to learn. I just know that I have to take my time while doing it."

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