McCoy Makes Choice

Ernest McCoy has made a final decision after considering Louisiana State and West Virginia after the latter made a late surge via a two-way offer.

The Mountaineers made a late push by considering letting the 6-5, 330-pound offensive lineman play on the defensive side as well. But, according to McCoy, he spoke again with the Mountaineer coaching staff, and they said they really needed him on offense. That was enough for the four-star recruit to pull the Tiger trigger.

"It's going to be LSU," McCoy said. "I had thought West Virginia was going to let me play on defense, but when they said they really like me on offense, I decided to go with LSU. That is final, and it's a hard verbal."

McCoy was supposed to make an official visit to Mississippi this weekend, but backed off the Rebels. He was unsure if he would make that trip in mid-week, then decided against it both because of his finalized decision and a hectic schedule. After his recent trip to West Virginia, McCoy was quoted by Tiger Rag as saying that "It was nice. I saw snow for the first time and got educated about the campus by the coaches. Everything up there was first class all the way. I just wanted to make sure that LSU is going to be the absolute best decision for me. After this trip I might have a little thinking to do, but I'm still pretty firm in my commitment."

That commitment became even more firm today.

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