Just how good is Fresno (Calif.) Bullard athlete Anthony McCoy? Two different major college programs told us they feel he's one of the top five prospects in the state. McCoy has three visits set and said one school is looking very good right now.
McCoy, 6-4, 230 pounds is a major college prospect at three positions. He's being recruited at both wide receiver (his preference) and tight end on offense and is also a very talented defensive end on the other side of the ball.
"I see myself as a Mike Williams type receiver," McCoy said. "That's really where I want to play. I play both ways in high school but I'm an offensive guy all the way. I like getting the ball in my hands and doing something with it. With my size and speed, I think I'm a pretty tough player to match up with."
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McCoy said he doesn't want to take any of his visits during the season so he can keep his focus on his Bullard squad. He does have three trips set and is close to nailing down a fourth.
"My first visit is to Fresno State (Dec. 9)," McCoy said. "Then I have USC (Dec. 16) and Washington State (Jan. 13). I like Cal a lot too and I'm going to set a date with them the next time they call.
"Right now, USC is my leader. I've liked them for a long time and they're really rolling right now. I didn't get to see the game yesterday but I had people calling me throughout giving me updates and I knew they would find a way to win in the end. They're recruiting me more as a tight end but they did say they would give me a shot at receiver if I went there.
"Fresno State is the local school and they're a very solid program. They like me as a receiver and I know I could have a big impact there. Washington State likes me for tight end and they throw the ball to the tight end a lot. I'm looking forward to that visit. Cal is recruiting me as an athlete and hasn't really said which side of the ball they want me. Hopefully I'll get a chance to play receiver because I like their offense a lot."
Academically, McCoy said he's on track to qualify if he maintains his current pace. He has taken the SAT twice and is currently awaiting the results of his most recent test.
"I feel very confident I did well," McCoy said. "If I didn't pass it, I'll just keep taking it until I do but I'm real confident I did well enough to pass it."