McCoy told us he made his pledge to Oklahoma State earlier in the day, but it was an impression he gained visiting the Cowboys' campus last spring that made a difference.
"Yes sir, OSU offered me and I made the decision and committed to them earlier today," said McCoy. "I went up there on an unofficial visit last spring and I fell in love with it.
"The facilities were incredible and the coaches that I did meet. They were legit, really good coaches and good people. Coach (Gunter) Brewer has been recruiting me and they have told me that I will play wide receiver. That (Oklahoma State) offense, that offense, it is crazy, 500-plus yards per game, that is ridiculous."
Wide receiver is great, but the football coaches may need to hide him from Travis Ford because McCoy is currently averaging 25 points a game as a point guard and he scored 35 points in Alma's last game on Friday night against Springdale. So far Alma is sporting a 7-2 record on the hardwood.
"I knew something was special about him as a freshman," said Coach Dilbeck. "He was a combination basketball and football guy and last spring I took him and another of our players over to Oklahoma State and to Tulsa to show them the facilities and I really think that opened up his eyes as to what was out there for him.
"You know, he's a great corner, but for us on offense he played "wild dog" and quarterback, receiver, and running back. He did everything for us."
He also returned kickoffs and punts at the beginning of the season, but then they pulled him off of that because nobody would kick the ball to him anymore.
McCoy scored most of his touchdowns on the ground but said he is looking forward to catching more passes. He helped lead the Airedales to the second round of the Arkansas Class 5A playoffs where they fell to eventual runner-up Camden Fairview. Alma led at halftime of that game 14-0 only to fall 28-21.
McCoy said he is looking forward to making his official visit to Oklahoma State in January and that he was also recruited by Arkansas and Kansas.
He becomes the 22nd commitment for the Cowboys in the 2011 recruiting class. He adds to a wide receiver class that includes Mustang's (Okla.) David Glidden, Irving MacArthur's (Texas) Johnny Haynes, Lake Highlands' (Texas) Desmond Roland II, and Denton Ryan's (Texas) Josh Stewart.