LeSean McCoy is sitting on almost 40 offers and up to this point, he's only managed to personally see four.
That's a problem, one LeSean was
going to try an address over the summer with a tour of the Midwestern region of
That tour is still a goal for McCoy, but there's one slight hang up. "My coach is on vacation, so we can't go until he gets back," McCoy said. "I'm still hoping to make that trip, though, because there's a lot of schools I want to see."
LeSean wouldn't be specific as to
which schools those were, saying that the actual plan hasn't been formulated as
of yet. But,
"Until we sit down and think
about where exactly we are going, I'm not saying anyone is in for a visit or
out," McCoy said. "But,
That's been a topic of interest,
Senioritis as we like to call it is definitely a concern for most players looking at college as they head into their last year at the prep-level. Despite how good they individually are, how a coach treats their players, relates to them and really does indeed play the best player on the roster; that's all most think about when looking at a lot of these schools.
That's something that as for most any school amongst his growing list of offers he simply doesn't know, because the most important part of knowing is something he's waiting to do.
"That's why you go see them, so you know everything you can know about what they do, what they are like and how you might fit in," LeSean said. "That's why I don't even have close to a narrowed list right now."
"I know some have me saying that I do, but that's not the case at all. How can I narrow my list when I have only seen a few schools?"
In a week or so, LeSean will know for certain whether he's going to be making that trip, himself and his coach, along with amongst others, his teammate quarterback Jeremy Ricker.
If he doesn't make any, his strategy will change a little, some of those far-off visits he planned to make unofficially, will then become candidates for one of the five official visits he's allowed either during or after the year. "It doesn't make sense to officially visit someplace I can just drive to," LeSean said. "So, with some of the schools farther out that I can't just drive to easily, I'll probably go there for my official visits."
"We'll see, but I know time is running out."
About a month to go before McCoy straps it on for the last time at the prep-level. That's about a month he'll have to get that trip in if he can. As up in the air as he is in regards to teams recruiting him right now, he knows that if he can make that trip and see a lot of schools, he'll be that much closer to figuring out who some of this favorites will be.
"You only know by going, so that's what you want to do," he said. "If I can make some unofficial visits out there, that means that many more school I can visit maybe even farther out officially. Hopefully, I will know what we are going to do in about a week, because if we are going, it's going to have to be right after that."
"Then we'll see what some teams have to offer."
McCoy numbers himself amongst
quite a few
Of that number, the candidates that now seem like shots, if not totally realistic shots are as follows:
Salt Lake City, UT
|6-1, 215, 4.55/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Arizona(O), Arizona State(O), BYU(O), Iowa(O), Utah(O)|
|6-1, 205, 4.55/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Miami(O), Florida(O), Oklahoma(O), USC, Oklahoma State(O)|
|5-11, 200, 4.45/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Miami(O), Oklahoma(O), Penn State(O), Tennessee(O), USC(O), Virginia(O)|
|6-1, 210, 4.5/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Miami(O), Florida(O), Michigan(O), Georgia(O), Ohio State(O), Virginia(O)|
|6-0, 190, 4.45/40||NA||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Oklahoma(O), Florida, Virginia(O), Maryland(O), Florida State, Tennessee|
Lake Butler, FL
|5-10, 185, 4.40/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Florida(O), Auburn(O), Florida State(O), Miami(O)|
Los Angeles, CA
|6-1, 180, NA||NA||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Oregon, UCLA, Colorado(O), USC, Utah|
|6-1, 190, 4.55/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Florida(O), Texas(O), Oklahoma(O), Texas A&M(O), Oklahoma State(O)|
New Orleans, LA
|5-8, 220, 4.6/40||Yes||No||No||TBD|
|Competition: Mississippi(O), UCLA(O), Kentucky(O), USC, Tennessee|
|5-10.5, 185, 4.62/40||NA||Yes||No||No||09/02/05|
|Competition: Oklahoma State(O), Missouri(O), Texas A&M(O), UTEP(O), LSU|