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49 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Mike McCoy

In which BracketCat counts down the 49th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of running back Mike McCoy.

I couldn't find any pictures of a K-State running back wearing No. 49, so here's a delightful throwback picture of Darren Howard sacking Donovan McNabb instead. Made your day, didn't it?
I couldn't find any pictures of a K-State running back wearing No. 49, so here's a delightful throwback picture of Darren Howard sacking Donovan McNabb instead. Made your day, didn't it?
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Mike McCoy
True Freshman
6-2 | 215
Topeka, Kan.

Bio

Position: Running Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Mike Jerome McCoy (b. June 4, 1998) is a speedy, maneuverable running back prospect with some eligibility concerns that might lead to his enrolling at a junior college this fall. If he qualifies, though, he could be a true steal.

McCoy played for under head coach Walt Alexander at Topeka High School, where he was rated the fifth-best player in the state of Kansas in the class of 2016 by Rivals.com, while he checks in at No. 6, according to ESPN. He also viewed as the 27th-best running back nationally by Rivals.com and the best in the state of Kansas by Scout.com.

He was named to the USA Today Sports/American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team as a senior.

A first-team All-State selection by The Topeka Capital-Journal following his senior campaign, in addition to earning honorable mention honors from The Wichita Eagle, McCoy also earned honorable mention accolades from both publications as a junior.

He rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior en route to All-City Offensive Player of the Year honors, and helped to lead the Trojans to an 8-2 record in 2015 and a 7-3 mark in 2014, culminating with trips to the state playoffs both seasons.

McCoy is a cousin of Stacy McGee, who played defensive line at Oklahoma and just finished his third NFL season with the Oakland Raiders. You can watch McCoy's impressive high school highlights below: