McCoy Has Changed His Approach

Some good high school football players don't go to college because they don't have the core credits needed, some don't have the test score, and some just aren't talented enough. But in the case of San Bernardino Valley's Michael McCoy, he was just too lazy to take the test.

McCoy is now a go-getter and will be graduating in December after two years at SBVC.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
40 time: 4.48
Bench: 285
Squat: 490
Clean: 225
Vertical: 34"
From: Highland HS in Palmdale, California 

As a freshman at SBVC, Michael McCoy had 55 tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble. He was named honorable mention all-league.

As a senior, at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, he had 400 yards rushing, 300 yards receiving and three interceptions. McCoy was named first team all-league and conference as an athlete. He only played at Highland for one year as he spent the previous three at Cabrillo High in Long Beach. He admits that his days in high school were not always ones he embraced. "I moved around a lot and didn't get much done. I was pretty lazy. I was too lazy to even take my SAT as a senior. I am changed now, though. I am ready to do the things I want to do."

One of those things is getting out of school in a couple months. McCoy plans to graduate in December of '05 and show up at his school of choice in the spring of '06 with three years to play two.

This fall, he has 32 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. "I backpedal real well and am also very good at reading the quarterback," McCoy says. "I am really good at reading offenses."

The athlete is currently sending out film to many schools requesting it. "Illinois just requested some and I really like them. They are probably my favorite. I also like Fresno State, Rutgers, West Virginia, Marshall, Nevada, and Washington State."

He does not have any offers or visits set-up.

McCoy would like to major in Computer Science.


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