U.S Army All-American reschedules visit

A few weeks ago, most Panther fans had the usual reactions after yet another four-star player cancelled his scheduled visit to Pittsburgh. "Here we go again" or the famous "I told you so" these and other quotes were flying around Panther message boards.

Well thanks to the tremendous work ethic and persistence of Pittsburgh running backs coach and (Md./D.C.) recruiting ace Wayne Moses the Panthers are back in the game.

Washington (D.C.) St. John's College four-star linebacker Rico McCoy (6-2, 215, 4.5) took a break last night from the constant barrage of college recruiters calling, to call Scout.com and give us an update on his status. McCoy has had a few changes to his official visit slate this week.

"I'm taking an official to Pittsburgh on (11/24) for the West Virginia game," said McCoy "I opened up the (12/17) Miami visit for right now, and I scheduled a visit with North Carolina on (1/21)."

"Coach Moses said "The Backyard Brawl" should be exciting so we are coming up Wednesday and Thursday," said McCoy

McCoy was hoping to announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on (1/15) is that still the plan?

"I'm not sure about that yet," said McCoy "A lot of it will depend how my first three visits go."

Will a make up date for the Miami visit be set?

"I'm not sure, I may decide between them and Florida State for that last visit."

McCoy had previously cancelled his trip to Pittsburgh, so why the change of heart?

"I am still interested, I guess you could say I'm curious about Pittsburgh," said McCoy "I really liked my unofficial visit up there during the spring, so I couldn't see taking five visits and not including them."

McCoy will take the trip to Pittsburgh with his father Reggie Sr., sister, and brother Reggie Jr. who is a red shirt freshmen safety at Syracuse.

"He had surgery to repair a muscle in his arm, so he's done for the season," said McCoy "They said one of his muscles detached from the bone."

One team that had been previously linked to McCoy is Michigan, but McCoy did not mention them as a contender this time.

"I'm not really considering Michigan at this time."

Two previously scheduled official trips remain unchanged Ohio State on (12/3) and Tennessee on (12/10).

Stay tuned to Scout.com, as we will have exclusive details of McCoy's Pittsburgh visit shortly after it's conclusion.

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