Five Star RB Turns Hunter Into Hunted

Typically when a recruit is covered, mention will be made about what schools are keeping a close eye on him. In this case, the recruit is the one who will be keeping an even closer eye on the school in question. The recruit? Five star runningback LeSean McCoy. The school? The University of Nebraska. We sat down with LeSean to get his take on recruit and what he will be looking for from the Cornhuskers.

When a school signs a prospect like Marlon Lucky, a five star runningback with all of the potential in the world, they have reason to get excited.  When they have an opportunity to do the same thing two years in a row, they revel in any shot they can get.  Such is the case with Harrisburg, PA's LeSean McCoy.

McCoy's list of offers is nothing short of obscene totaling more than 55 with the likes of Penn State, Pitt, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nebraska, UCLA, LSU and Alabama.  McCoy is in the unique position of basically being able to attend just about any Division 1-A college football program in the country.

LeSean stated that he will be working on his acceleration in this, his final season of high school football, which is interesting considering his already blazing 4.45 40 yard dash speed.  One college in particular, West Virginia, is actually looking at McCoy as a possible linebacker.  The five star prospect has no favorites, no officials scheduled and what appears to be a completely open mind.

One school that will be under a very large microscope with LeSean is the University of Nebraska, a school known for putting out quality runningbacks.  With the installation of the new West Coast Offense, however, it was assumed that the role of the Nebraska I-Back would dwindle.  Such wasn't the case as then-junior Cory Ross ran for over 1,100 yards with a 5.3 yards per carry average. 

Nebraska has the advantage of not just having backs that can run the ball but now with the addition of Lucky amongst others, the option of throwing out to the runningback corps is a viable one.  This is what intrigues LeSean and what might net Nebraska an eventual visit.  "They run the ball well and I want to see how they do this year.  My decision is dependent on how well they run the ball and honestly?  I'm up for anything.  Really, it's not about the record, but how well they incorporate the runningback into the offense," he said.

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