McCoy Enjoys Visit to PSU

<P>Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt running back LeSean McCoy, 5-foot-11 and 193 pounds, was among a contingent of Crusaders who visited Penn State Friday. McCoy was also at the Blue-White Game Saturday, and came away very impressed with his trip. Here are some excerpts from our conversation with &#147;Shady&#148; McCoy.

Bob Lichtenfels: Can you give us a brief rundown of what took place on your visit?

LeSean McCoy: We got to meet the players and coaches, and we took a tour of the campus. It was nicer then I thought. I really liked it.

BL: So your expectations weren’t real high prior to the visit?

LM: Well, they’ve lost a lot over the last few years, but you don’t get that vide, everyone is pretty positive.

BL: What was it like to meet Joe Paterno?

LM: Coach Paterno was cool. He was telling jokes and everything, definitely not what I had expected.

BL: Is it safe to assume that you spoke to Justin King and Derrick Williams?

LM: Yeah, I was up in their room, they were telling me how crazy it is that they have yet to play a game but people are always coming up to them asking for autographs and stuff.

BL: Knowing Justin, he was doing some recruiting. What did he say?

LM: He just told me I could come join them here and be a part of something special.

BL: Did the unofficial visit place Penn State in your top five?

LM: I don’t really have a top five just yet, but Penn State and Pittsburgh are two schools I’m really thinking about. Coach [Dave] Wannstedt will be coming into school this month, so I’ll see what kind of feel I get.

BL: How many offers are you up to right now?

LM: I think around 40, or a little over 40.

BL: Who were the most recent offers that you’ve received?

LM: Tennessee, Georgia and Louisville.

McCoy will participate in the Elite College Combine May 4. He has also been invited to the All-American combine at the University of Akron May 28.

McCoy has had his way with opposing defenses since he was a sophomore, when he ran for 2,561 yards and 28 touchdowns. As a junior, McCoy ran for 2,828 yards and 33 touchdowns.

After his standout junior season McCoy was named Associated Press Class AAAA Player of the Year, first-team Associated Press Class AAAA All-State, first-team PA Football News All-State and was named the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Conference MVP.

It was an exciting weekend for the McCoy family. LeRon McCoy, an IUP senior and LeSean’s older brother, was taken by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the NFL draft Sunday.

“He’s home right now, just enjoying the moment,” LeSean McCoy said.


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