Despite a tough loss to the Miami Hurricanes, the Virginia Tech Hokies impressed the nation's top running back. Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt tailback LeSean McCoy took an official visit to Blacksburg this past weekend and came away even more impressed than when he took an unofficial recently. What did McCoy like about the visit and where do the Hokies stand?
"I really liked the atmosphere there and the fans are great," said the 5-foot-11, 204-pounder. "The fans are very loyal to their team and they were in it all the way. It's clear how much they love the Hokies."
Virginia Tech pulled out the big guns for McCoy.
"I was hosted by Marcus Vick and he was down-to-earth," he said. "I was surprised because he has such a big name and everyone knows who he is, but he's humble. He had some words of wisdom for me about college and he felt like an older brother to me. He seemed very grown up but was also fun."
"They are both cool," he said. "We all talked about going to the same school and I'll probably take my Miami visit with both of them if I can. They're going there on Nov. 25 so I think I'll go that date too."
How did the visit compare to his trip last weekend to Southern Cal?
"They were both great," he said. "I'm having a great time. I don't have a leader between the two, I want to take all five and then decide things."
Next up for McCoy is an official visit to Alabama this weekend.
"I think that will happen," he said. "It's a good game to go and see and I want to check things out down there. I'd like to see what the running back situation is and how I'd fit in the offense. They're doing really well and seem to be one of the top programs around."
How did he think he'd fit in the Virginia Tech offense?
"They like to run the football, I like that," he said. "They have one young running back in Ore, but I think I can do some more things out there and could play early."
McCoy's fifth visit is up in the air after he dropped Tennessee last week.
"It could be Florida, UCLA or Ohio State or someone else," he said. "I'm not really sure yet. I'm going to be looking into that. I don't think it makes sense to take an official visit to Penn State since I've been there and can get there whenever I want."
The Nittany Lions are in McCoy's current top five with Southern Cal, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Miami.