September 25, 2009

McCoy tells schools to back off

Georgia Tech verbal commitment Denzel McCoy has a simple message for college coaches and recruiting coordinators around the country. Do not waste your breath. McCoy is a rock-solid commitment to the Yellow Jackets and he is getting tired of coaches blowing up his phone trying to lure him onto their campuses for a visit.

"A lot of players have decommitted from schools and coaches have been calling me up trying to get me to go to Tennessee and Florida State for visits," McCoy said. "LSU has been hitting me real hard and I don't answer the phone. I want people to know that I am done. There is no point in me answering your calls so you are just wasting your time. I am going to Georgia Tech."

McCoy is one of the top defensive tackles in the country and he no regrets about committing to the Yellow Jackets last April.

"It feels great to be committed. I already feel like part of the team and I am going down there on Saturday to spend the night," he said. "There is no way I will ever decommit even if coaches got fired or anything else that might happen. All of the players are great as are the coaches and it is the best fit I will ever find for me."

Last week, McCoy got a glimpse of his future playing when his Northview team played one of his fellow 2010 Yellow Jacket commitments' teams, Collins Hill. McCoy squared off with running back Charles Perkins. The two became very close after McCoy committed to the Jackets and despite a lopsided 51-10 Collins Hill win, McCoy enjoyed the experience.

"It was awesome playing Charles and we had been talking about it since June," McCoy said. "We lost a close game last year when I didn't know him, so it was cool playing him and being such good friends."

McCoy got the better of Perkins on one play on one of the few times Perkins ran his direction in the game. McCoy picked Perkins off the ground and slammed him into the grass in a devastating tackle at the line of scrimmage.

"That was a cool play and it was a really great experience watching Charles play in person," McCoy said. "I really saw how he fits into the Georgia Tech system and I had a chance to analyze his game in person. We talked a lot about it afterward and it was fun as long as I did not look at the scoreboard."

McCoy's Titans face a winless South Forsyth team this week as Northview looks for their first win of the season.

"Right now this is the week we get our first win," McCoy said. "We had a great week of practice even though we missed a day because of the rain. We got to watch a lot of film and I think the team is really focused right now."

The Titans host the War Eagles on Friday in John's Creek at 7:30 p.m.

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