Linebacker McCoy Setting Up Visits

Washington (D.C.) St. John's College linebacker Rico McCoy is in the process of setting up his official visits. He has two cast in stone now, including one to Ohio State. Click here for more on McCoy and others who have already scheduled visits.

Washington (D.C.) St. John's College linebacker Rico McCoy is among a handful of football prospects who have scheduled official visits to Ohio State for the fall season.

McCoy (6-2, 215, 4.55), ranked as the nation's 14th-best linebacker by, is set to make an official visit to Ohio State Dec. 3.

"I am going to Ohio State and then see Pittsburgh on Dec. 10," McCoy told Bob Lichtenfels of "(Tennessee coach Phillip) Fulmer suggested visiting Tennessee on Dec. 17 but nothing is finalized."

As for Michigan, McCoy said, "We haven't set a date with them yet."

Most of McCoy's focus this week is centered on this weekend's clash against Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha, Rico's former stomping grounds and his former school.

"It's gonna to be go time, no doubt about that. I'm fired up and ready to go," he said.

McCoy had over 120 tackles, five sacks and three fumbles caused as a junior. He also had six touchdowns rushing in 2003 and was named first-team All-D.C. Metro area.

"I'm very energetic and emotional," McCoy said. "I'm very physical and I look for the big hit. I'm real aggressive and need to calm down a little. I tend to over run plays. I'd also like to react to the ball better."

McCoy has been named a 2005 U.S. Army All-American. Rico McCoy will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Sat., Jan. 15, 2005 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. Eastern time and will feature the best 78 high school football student-athletes in the country.

McCoy benches 320 pounds, squats 585 and boasts a 34-inch vertical leap. He holds a 2.6 GPA and will take college entrance exams in October.

More Visits Set

Ohio State will get its visit schedule started Oct. 23 for the Indiana game by hosting Chino, Calif., defensive back Shawn Oatis.

Then, the Buckeyes have at least three prospects scheduled for the Nov. 20 Michigan weekend. They are Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells as well as Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely teammates Carlton Jackson, a quarterback/athlete, and Ronnie Wilson, an offensive lineman.

And, in addition to McCoy, Eden Prairie, Minn., defensive line prospect Walker Ashley is also due to visit Dec. 3.

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