Luther McCoy is a 6’4 295 pound defensive tackle from St. Augustine, FL.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Creekside High School and has a 85 rating (3*) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 53rd best DT in America and 106th best player in Florida.
McCoy holds offers from Baylor, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi State, NC State, Nebraska, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF, and Virginia, among others.
He received his Florida State offer in early March:
Extremely excited and blessed to receive a offer from Florida State University. GO NOLES pic.twitter.com/9u6m3TghFL— Luther McCoy (@LutherMcCoy5) March 7, 2020
We recently caught up with McCoy to see what the offer meant and where his recruitment stands:
How’d you receive the offer?
“I went up for their elite Junior Day on March 7th, and after a talk with Coach Norvell, he informed me I had an offer to FSU.”
What was your reaction to the offer?
“I was ecstatic—not [too] many people get a chance to play football for such a great program.”
After receiving the FSU offer, where do ’Noles stand for you—are they your leader?
“I’m not sure yet, but they are definitely top 10.”
Who else would you say is up there?
“Baylor, Duke, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCF.”
What do you think about the FSU uniforms—do you have a favorite combination?
“The black uniforms are heat.”
What number do you plan/want to wear in college and why did you choose that number?
“52 is the number I want to wear, and I chose it because my favorite player of all-time is Ray Lewis.”
How would you describe your game?
“Explosive and skillful.”
What players do you model your game after?
“Aaron Donald, Akiem Hicks, and J.J. Watt.”
Obviously, COVID-19 has messed things up for everyone, but what’s your plan as far as a return visit to FSU and when do you hope to have your final decision made?
“I’m not really sure on anything because I was supposed to be going on visits, but seeing that I can’t, I have to postpone my decision.”