East's Top RB Prospect Has OSU Interest

The only other running back rated as highly as Ohio State commit Chris Wells this year has been LeSean McCoy of Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt. Some would say McCoy is the top running back in the entire nation, while the opinion seems to be unanimous that he is at least the best back in the east. Unlike Wells, McCoy seems to have a long way to go in his decision making process. OSU is among a long list of suitors, and Kyle Lamb talked with McCoy to find out where the Buckeyes stand.

LeSean McCoy will have the luxury of choosing almost any college he wants. At least a few lucky schools will be having him on campus this summer for unofficial visits.

McCoy spoke Thursday afternoon briefly with Bucknuts.com, and he updated his recruitment -- one that has some of the heavy hitters in the college football world involved in.

"I think I'm going to go see some schools (this summer)," McCoy said of his summer plans. "My first visits will be Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and as a matter of fact, Ohio State too. Then I think I'm going to visit some schools with the QB of our team."

"Also, I will probably visit Tennessee," McCoy added.

As a junior back this past season, McCoy used his great speed and strength to rush for 2,800 yards and amassed 33 touchdowns. He combines good size with that same speed and strength, making him one of the most sought-after backs in the country.

McCoy has elected to skip out on all of the summer camps, and instead, focus on visits and prepare for the SAT-which he will take in September.

As for dates of when he will visit Ohio State and others, that is still up in the air.

"I really don't know yet," he explained. "I will probably wait until my coach gets back from Notre Dame to sit down and figure out when we're going.'

Aside from the schools he plans to visit, there are a number of schools that McCoy will consider. The heavily recruited back from McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa. is overwhelmed with the attention.

"I hear a lot from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Penn State, Tennessee, Oklahoma, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, the Miami Hurricanes, Florida and Florida State, and there's just a lot of other schools too," he said before a big sigh.

For the time being, McCoy has elected to sit back and wait to learn more about some of these schools before picking and choosing any favorites.

In fact, he really wants to take some visits to learn more about the campuses and facilities of each institution.

"I haven't been able to break it down yet so I can talk about schools," he said when asked to break down any favorites he may have.

When the time comes to break it all down, there's one thing that will be of major importance.

"I really want to play early, that's a big thing," McCoy said. "The coaching staff and how I am comfortable with them will be huge too."

Currently, McCoy says he carries approximately a 2.6 GPA. He will spend the fall working hard for his high school team-who he hopes will make a deep run in the playoffs, and also trying to improve his grades further.

As of now, he doesn't expect to begin taking his official visits until after the season.

"It will be kind of hard since we should be making a deep run," he said. "I don't know when I'll be taking them, but maybe during the season I could take a few or after the season if not."

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