McCoy Sets Up Visit To UW

<b>Quinton McCoy</b> had a visitor to his house last night, <b>Washington</b> running backs coach Tony Alford, and the 5-11, 175-pound McCoy was impressed enough with Alford's purple and gold sales pitch to set up an official visit to Seattle in January.

"I talked to Coach Alford tonight," McCoy told Dawgman.com Wednesday evening. "It went really well. He's a very straightforward coach. He told us about himself and his family background, about how he was an All-American at Colorado State and how he played for the Denver Broncos. I thought he did a great job with his presentation. He told me that Washington really wants me at receiver. For myself, I could play either receiver or defensive back."

The main thing confronting Quinton right now is taking care of a knee that will most likely need to be operated on. "It's getting better," he said. "I've been walking around on it for 2 and a half weeks. I'll know more about surgery and stuff on the 20th, but I can walk around normally on it. I've been doing a lot of swimming and using a stationary bike."

Hopefully McCoy be able to get around the various campuses with a modicum of pain, as he'll be doing a lot of walking around campuses in the month or so to come. Quinton will be visiting Michigan on December 7th, Nebraska December 14th, Washington January 4th and Georgia Tech on January 18th.

Any ideas as to that last visit? "There are a lot of schools that could get it, but right now I don't have a clue. I do think I really need that fifth visit to make the best decision."

McCoy already has a plan for how he wants his trip to Seattle to go. "I want to go up there and meet the coaches, meet the players, see if they are good people," he said. "I want to know more about the education and what they can do for me. I want to make sure they can take care of me and know that they can help me out if I need help, especially being far away from home."

Quinton's parents will be accompanying him on his visit. He also has an in-home visit scheduled with Nebraska scheduled for this coming week.

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