February 9, 2007

McCoy leads class of players with potential

On Wednesday, Dave Wannstedt signed his second full recruiting class since taking over as Pitt's head coach. While the class of 2006 had a goal of reestablishing Pitt's presence in western Pa. as well as building up the overall talent, Wannstedt and his staff used the 2007 class to secure a variety of players ranging from the known to the unknown.

Chief among Wannstedt's newest recruits has to be running back LeSean McCoy. After tallying 6,640 yards in high school despite a season-ending injury as a senior, McCoy has spent the last year at Milford Prep in New Berlin, NY. Now that's McCoy will be qualified, Wannstedt, a self-proclaimed run-oriented coach, has a plan for his future running back.

"Get him here as fast as we can and get him involved," Wannstedt said Wednesday.

Getting McCoy to commit to Pitt is somewhat of a coup for Wannstedt and the Panthers. As a senior at Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt, McCoy was the nation's No. 7 running back and chose Miami over offers from Florida, Southern Cal, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, among others.

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