Washington (D.C.) St. John's College linebacker Rico McCoy has been torn between Ohio State and Tennessee for the last month. As he heads closer to his decision date (Jan. 15), has one school emerged as the leader?
"Nah man, I'm still between the two of them," said the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder. "I've heard all the Troy Smith stuff and all that, but I think it will only make Ohio State look closer at their program. A coach can only control so much and sometimes it comes down to the players. It's unfortunate, but it hasn't changed the way I feel about Ohio State. I'm just going to wait and see if anything happens before I decide, but right now it's still OSU and Tennessee."
McCoy will make his announcement at halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 15.
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"It will be one of those two schools," he said. "Syracuse still needs to hire a coach so that will be interesting, but more for my brother (Reggie) than myself. I hear they want an NFL coach, probably an assistant. It's pretty much too late for them. Coach Wannstedt called me the other day and I returned his call, but Pitt is out as well. I liked Pitt on my visit, but not as much as Tennessee and Ohio State."
McCoy admitted to being a Big Ten fan growing up, but said that it won't effect his decision.
"I just remember watching a lot of Big Ten football," he said. "I'm going to pick the school that is the best fit for me. I should know who that is by the end of this week before I head to San Antonio. At least I hope so."