November 18, 2008

McCoy receives offer from in-state school

Texas A&M picked up an early quarterback commitment for the class of 2010 when Killeen Shoemaker's Jameill Showers pulled the trigger last week. However, head coach Mike Sherman and company are not likely done at the position.

The Aggies have only offered two junior signal callers, with Graham's Case McCoy being the other. Despite the fact that his brother Colt is the starting quarterback for A&M's archrival Texas, McCoy has a very sincere interest in the Aggie program. He says he speaks very often with Sherman, offensive coordinator Nolan Cromwell and quarterback coach Tom Rossley.

"I had the one from Auburn and then A&M is the latest one to offer me on paper. I kind of suspected it just because of the way they had talked to me," the 6-foot-2, 180-pound McCoy said about the A&M offer he received two weeks ago. "They seemed to really like me. As soon as I got the offer in the mail, though, it was definitely a relief. Since then, they've been recruiting me really hard.

"I call them two or three times a week and talk to coach Sherman, coach Rossley and coach Cromwell. It's almost not even like recruiting conversation. It's like we're good friends, like they've known me forever. They're very personable and I think the staff they have there now is great."

McCoy says he could see himself in an Aggie uniform one day.

"I really could," he said. "Like I said, I really like coach Sherman and he's got guys on his staff that have the experience and have produced quarterbacks to play on the next level and coached them on the next level, too. They know what it takes and everything. My dream is to go play in the NFL someday and that's a legitimate possibility when you play under those guys.

"I think they're going to turn things around for sure and it's going to just be like the old days when the Aggies were the team. I could definitely see myself in maroon, because I've grown up being an Aggie until Colt became a Longhorn. I've kind of had to support the orange as of late, but I could definitely see myself as an Aggie."

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