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McCarthy hopes to find right fit

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Cody McCarthy is sitting with three offers and with his senior season right around the corner the three-star inside linebacker from Boise (Idaho) Bishop Kelly is nowhere near making a decision.
Washington State, Army and Idaho State have offered McCarthy, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect rated as the No. 33 inside linebacker nationally and fourth in the Rocky Mountain state rankings by Rivals.com.
It's been a busy summer for McCarthy, who has rebounded after suffering a slight tear in his meniscus during his junior season.
He camped at Washington State, Idaho State, Boise State, Oregon State and Washington and also did well at the Football University camp in Dallas, Texas, and a NIKE SPARQ Combine among other stops.
Even though McCarthy, who also went to Montana's camp this summer, has a few offers - including one from the Pac-10 - he's decided to wait things out and he wants to take some official visits before making a commitment.
"Everything is going good," McCarthy said. "I went to a bunch of camps and have been working out with my team trying to get ready for the season. I'm not going to make a decision early. I'm going to wait and I really want to take my five visits.
"I don't have one particular favorite right now. I don't have that luxury of picking one school. I have interest in all schools and I want to make the best decision for me. I'm not going to pick favorites because I know things will pop, I'm sure hoping, people will come out of the woodwork a little bit after my senior year."
McCarthy, who's also started to hear from Air Force, is banking on having a big senior season and picking up even more offers. Since he plays in Idaho it's tough to get a lot of national exposure but one school he hopes continues to look at him is Boise State, literally the hometown team.
It's not going to be easy though since McCarthy knows the Broncos have become a national program and can recruit Texas and California prospects with great success. Still, he's hoping to prove this season that he can play at that level.
"I think Boise State, I'm kind of a local kid, I'm not going anywhere, so I don't think I take as high of a priority," McCarthy said. "I'm here and they don't have to invest a lot in me right now because I'm in town. They can see me wherever they want. That might be why the whole scholarship thing isn't coming around.
"They want to go after the bigger-named kids from California and Texas. They want to spend all their energy and time getting big players and I'm in their backyard so it doesn't take as much effort to drive five minutes.
"I'm OK with it. There is no school that I'm mad at. They have to do what's best for their team. In Boise State's case, this isn't small-time football. They open up against Virginia Tech and they have some of the best football players in the country. I just hope I can find a spot somewhere where the team wants me and I can fit in."
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