Few people are lucky enough to have Gerald McCoy's outlook on life. His happy-go-lucky personality rubs off upon anyone who he comes across. Maybe that is why he is so patient with the recruiting process and in no rush to decide.
"I don't even know really," McCoy said of his time frame for a decision. "I have to take these official visits first, but I really don't know."
McCoy went to Notre Dame (Oct. 15) already, and has an official visit lined up to Southern California (Nov. 5), Virginia Tech (Nov. 26) and Miami (Dec. 16). Several other schools are still fighting to grab his last official visit, but even so, he may not be done after five official visits.
"I'm going to take unofficial visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and I'm trying to get down to Louisiana State," McCoy said. "The problem is every time I have a chance to get down there I have an official visit set up."
Schools from across the nation are still calling McCoy's house. So many, in fact, he cannot keep the entire list of coaches who have called straight. "Stoops…I probably have, but I just don't remember," McCoy said of the head coaches he's spoken to recently. "I know who I am talking with when I speak to them, but there are so many that call I just don't remember."
It is now Halloween and college coaches are hitting the road to recruit and be seen by the various recruits.
"Coach Weis came to my practice on Thursday," McCoy said. "He couldn't talk to me because of the rules but he waved when he saw me."
With McCoy taking a wait-and-see approach to making his decision it will be interesting to see which schools hold a scholarship for him if he goes all the way to National Signing Day.
"Notre Dame. I don't know…Notre Dame is the only one that's said it. And Oklahoma State," McCoy said of the schools that have told him he has a scholarship no matter how long he waits.
With all the talk of recruiting McCoy still has his eyes firmly upon his freshman year of college. "Contribute," McCoy said of his freshman goal. "Go in there in shape that way I'll be able to run with the guys. If I redshirt, that's fine, but I'm not planning to redshirt."