Huge OL/DL Prospect Has Potential

The 6-5, 338-pound Lavon McCoy, from Los Angeles Washington Prep, is a huge kid, who carries his weight well for his size, and looked good at the Los Angeles Combine. The two-way lineman tells us about his recruitment, the schools he likes, and what improvement he thinks he needs to make to get the scholarship offers he wants...

One of the more physical players we saw last week at the Los Angeles Combine was Lavon McCoy, the 6-5, 338-pound two-way lineman from Washington Prep in Los Angeles.

McCoy did most of his reps with the defensive linemen but the massive specimen also plays on the offensive side of the ball for the Generals.

"I play both offensive tackle and defensive tackle but I don't really care which side I play," said McCoy. "I'm working on my weight, I want to probably get down another 60 pounds and grow another two inches so I can play left tackle."

So far, McCoy has heard from a host of schools, though no scholarship offer has been extended. But McCoy said that plenty of programs have been staying in contact. "I've been hearing from almost the whole Pac-10, the Big 12 and the Big East," said McCoy. "I don't have any offers but schools said they're going to watch me this spring."

McCoy said that five schools are standing out, four of them being from the Pac-10. "My favorite schools are USC, UCLA, LSU, Arizona and Oregon," said McCoy. "I don't have a preference to stay in L.A. Actually, I'd like to go out of state. But then I just might want to stay home."

McCoy said he'd likely be taking his five allotted official visits before he makes a decision. He also indicated that he's got some things he needs to do to make colleges offer him. "I need to work on my speed and how I run," said McCoy. "I'm kind of slowish right now. I need a little more work on my technique, too. And I want to get my weight down."

McCoy said he enjoyed the Combine, the competition getting the most out of him. "It was a nice combine, I liked the way they ran things, getting reps and a lot of drills," said McCoy. "I did alright, but there are some things I can work on."

Playing offensive tackle a year ago, McCoy said he was most comfortable on the offensive line, but the lack of production was frustrating. "We did our job on the line, we were physical, but our running backs kind of tippy-toed around," said McCoy. "I like to think I'm an all-around player, I can run and pass block. I'm physical."

McCoy said he is on track to qualify, but was doing some work in the classroom to ensure that.

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