Isaac McCoy: His Coach's Take

GoPokes.com interviewed the high school coach for each of the Oklahoma State commitments in the days leading up to National Signing Day. In this installment of "His Coach's Take," we visit with Alma High School head coach Todd Dilbeck about Isaac McCoy, a 5-11, 180-pound receiver from Alma, Ark.

What are his strengths as a football player?
Todd Dilbeck: Number one is I think his intelligence. He's very smart and understands the game. I think that's one of his biggest attributes and of course his natural ability.

What do you believe will be his biggest challenge in going from high school to playing in the Big 12?
Todd Dilbeck: I think any time you go from one level to the next there are adjustments. I think his will be the challenge of going full speed the whole time. It's not a situation where you can not go out there and be prepared. It's a deal where you've got to be prepared and bring you A-game every time you step out on the field.

Was there one game, or maybe even one play, during his career that you'll always remember?
Todd Dilbeck: I'll tell you what, he did it two or three games. He had one catch against Russellville and I still don't know how he did it. Then during 7-on-7 in the summer against Paulownia he had a catch with two defenders on him and he just went up between the both of them ... he tipped it up into the air and then caught it between them. It was just unbelievable. He's got two or three ‘Wows!'

What are three words that describe him as a football player?
Todd Dilbeck: Athletic, gamer, and leader.

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
Todd Dilbeck: I think it had to deal with opportunities, facilities and coaches.

Over the course of his college career, whether it be four or five years, what do you expect him to accomplish?
Todd Dilbeck: You always expect great things from any kid that you have, like Josh Cooper, for example, who played for me at Mustang. I always thought that Josh could play in the NFL and I'm hearing that he may get a chance. You want the kid to become the best he can become and that means getting his education and maybe getting a chance to play in the NFL, and then a great father and husband.

What will you remember the most about coaching him?
Todd Dilbeck: His ability to just wow you. He's the most athletic kid that I've coached in 28 years.


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