Catching up with McCoy

LeSean McCoy did not play, as Bishop McDevitt High School defeated State College to claim the PIAA District III championship, but Fight On State caught up with the star running back. Are the Nittany Lions still high on McCoy's list?

Although McCoy did not see action this weekend, that did not stop several of the State High players from delivering McCoy a message as he joined his teammates on the field for post game handshakes. "LeSean McCoy!, Penn State, baby, Penn State" rang out, as several players recognized the big back.

McCoy, walking with a noticible limp, could not contain his excitement as his Bishop McDevitt Crusaders roared to a 17-0 lead over State College in the first half, despite missing two field goals and having another one blocked. Ben Ganter and Nate Stupar rallied the Little Lions in the second half to make the final score a tight 20-17. Despite the pain in his ankle, McCoy stood with his team throughout the game, dancing and cheering his teammates on, and running to congratulate quarterback Jeremy Ricker and WR Aaron Berry after the combo connected to give the Crusaders a 10-0 lead.

After the game, McCoy was gracious in offering congratulations and handshakes to the State College team even as several members of the team encouraged LeSean to make his decision for Penn State. McCoy embraced standout State College defender/receiver Stupar who was again a major part of the game, and who gave McCoy all he could handle in the season opener between these same teams earlier this fall. After McCoy posed for photos with his team, he took a moment to speak with Fight On State about his recruiting process.

FOS: LeSean, what does it mean to you to be here to see your team capture this championship tonight?

McCoy: It just shows the class we have at McDevitt coming in, we've got injuries you know, and it's just everybody stepping up. It's tough [not to be out there] but that just shows the kind of team we have.

FOS: How is your rehab going?

McCoy: It's going fine. [Now that I'm walking] I'm trying to find the right people to work with and do it, and I'll be really starting soon.

FOS: Can you give us some idea what a difference if any the injury made in your approach to the recruiting process?

McCoy: It was pretty much the same - it didn't really change anything.

FOS: The rumors are circulating everywhere, but what are your favorites at this point in the recruiting process?

McCoy: Well, I pretty much have my five - that's pretty much it.

FOS: And what are your five at the moment?

McCoy: Miami, USC, Virginia Tech, Penn State and.. um... I can't remember. It doesn't really matter cause I dropped Tennessee.

McCoy continues to guard closely his lean, saying that he will announce at the US Army All-America Game, but if certain members of the Little Lion football team could have an impact, they would be happy to see more of the powerful back in State College.

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