Techsideline.com caught up with Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, PA) Athletic Director/Varsity Running Backs Coach Tommy Mealy for the latest on stud running back LeSean McCoy . The 5-11, 205-pound McCoy, a 5-star recruit considered one of the top overall prospects in the country, enjoyed his official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend.
“I did talk to Shady ( LeSean McCoy ) and he said he really enjoyed the visit,” Mealy said. McCoy also made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech in August. “A strength of Virginia Tech is that a lot of their running plays are similar to what we do. He had a lot of good things to say about the running backs they have. He enjoyed Marcus Vick a lot. He likes Kevin Rogers real well.”
McCoy has taken several unofficial visits to Penn State, including one for the Ohio State game, and made an official visit to USC on the weekend of October 28th. He has scheduled an official visit to Alabama and plans to head to Miami for an official as well, but Penn State and USC could be Tech’s primary competition right now.
“I’d say his top three schools are those,” Mealy said. “He has taken official visits to USC and Virginia Tech. I think he’s going on official visits to Miami, Alabama and possibly Tennessee. Penn State’s so close that he may not need to take a visit there.”
McCoy has been out of action ever since Bishop McDevitt’s fourth game, which is when he suffered a broken ankle. Doctor’s expect him to make a full and complete recovery.
The injury may have effected whether or not location will be a factor in LeSean’s decision.
“My take is that location wouldn’t have been a priority before he got hurt,” Mealy said. “Since then, having the support of his family nearby might be a factor now. That’s why I think Penn State and Virginia Tech are such strong contenders.”
Mealy feels it will be a very close decision in the end.
“Yeah, I do,” Mealy replied when asked if he thought the decision would be a tough one for LeSean. “I know Virginia Tech and USC do a lot of things on offense that we do here. For Penn State, the key thing is that it is so close to home. And I’m sure that, given the caliber of player LeSean is, they would do some things offensively for him.”
There is no set timetable for a commitment from McCoy, who was named a 2006 Army All-American...
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