Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington defensive lineman Lavon McCoy is one of the state's best at his position but you wouldn't know it by how hard he's being recruited right now. Unfortunately for McCoy, academic concerns have caused several schools to take a wait and see approach at this time.
McCoy, 6-3, 345 pounds is a mammoth tackle prospect who could play on either side of the ball. He earned all-city honors on the defensive line as a junior and originally caught our eye at a NIKE combine prior to his junior season.
McCoy ran a very fast 5.20-40 time, jumped 28 inches and did 33 reps on the bench at the NIKE Combine in Costa Mesa two years ago. For a player with McCoy's size and athleticism, we thought he would be a player with double digit offers by this time.
"I'm not hearing from anyone other than USC right now," McCoy said. "I just went to USC's Rising Star camp and did pretty well and the coaches told me they were going to be watching me this year.
"I think part of the problem is we have a new coach at our school so no one has been able to get any film on me and I also just got a new phone number so I don't think any of the schools have been able to reach me."
McCoy added that he has some work to do in the classroom as well before he projects as a qualifier.
"I have some work to do on my core classes," McCoy said. "I'm putting the work in and doing my best but I got off to a little bit of a slow start so I'm trying to catch up now."
In addition to USC, McCoy said he also likes LSU and UCLA but is open to anyone.
"Any school that wants to recruit me, I'm open to that school," McCoy said. "I have no problem leaving the area or staying close to home, it doesn't matter to me. I'm just looking for the best fit for me and where I can come in and play early and make an impact."