Scout 300 DT McCoy Commits to Tech
DT Denzel McCoy
DT Denzel McCoy
GoJackets.com
Posted Apr 4, 2009


The 6’4” 272 lb defensive tackle prospect is staying close to home at Georgia Tech. Denzel has visited many times in the past and GT has always been thought to have been a leader for him. Now Denzel says, "I'm a Jacket".

Denzel McCoy, a Scout Top 300 player, made his decision today on where he’ll attend school.

The 6’4” 272 lb defensive tackle prospect is staying close to home at Georgia Tech. Denzel has visited many times in the past and GT has always been thought to have been a leader for him. Why? He felt like he is at home there, of course.

“I’m happy to have the process over. I feel great with my choice of school. I really feel at home there. I just felt like it was time to decide now,” McCoy said, “I told Coach (Paul) Johnson first, and then told (Defensive line) Coach Giff Smith. Coach Johnson said it was the best news he’d heard all week.”

So were there any other schools during the recruiting process that McCoy considered for a while?

“There were a few - Florida State, Auburn, Notre Dame, and North Carolina.”

What stood out about Georgia Tech over these other schools?

“How open Coach Johnson is. He is great to talk to and he’s just a great person in general. Just the feel I have at Tech, the program too. They have computer science which is what I want to major in. So it’s a great opportunity to go to a technology school. You can’t beat the opportunity. Being close to home is nice, too. That’s a reason I’m so comfortable there.”

What do his parents think about the commitment and Georgia Tech?

“They love it and love Coach Johnson and Coach Smith. They’re happy with the decision.”

Denzel, who said today that he's up to 34 total offers, attended a Tech spring scrimmage today before he gave the coaches the big news. He was able to hang out with some future teammates and Tech recruits.

“It was great. J.C [Lanier], Raymond [Beno], Jordan [Luallen], and B.J. [Bostic] were all there. I already knew Connor Shaw and Daniel Drummond.”

McCoy says he will take an active part in recruiting, as he will try to get some other top players to join him at Georgia Tech. “B.J. Bostic, he’s the only person I know so far. I heard that today he’s close (to a possible commitment to GT),” he said.

He also said that he’s looking forward to playing on the Georgia Tech defensive line for Coach Smith.

“He’s fun and energetic and will be great to play for. It’s a great defense and a great scheme, similar to the one we run at Northview. It’s hard to beat.”

Denzel is looking forward to working hard and getting on the field when he can. He wants Tech fans to know he will be focusing on school and is firm with his commitment to the Yellow Jackets.

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