Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Marqel McCoy ended his recruiting process by verbally committing to UC Davis on Monday, Dec. 14 (photo by Lorenzo Reyna). 
In a span of 10 days, UC Davis left a lasting impact on Concord High School wide receiver/safety Marqel McCoy, which convinced him to become an Aggie.

McCoy announced his verbal commitment to UC Davis on Monday, December 14. Just 10 days earlier, the Aggies became the first four-year university to offer McCoy a football scholarship.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound McCoy said the academics at Davis was a key factor in his decision.

“What intrigued me about Davis was the opportunity to get a prestigious degree from one of the best universities while also pursuing my dream of playing college football,” McCoy said.

He added that the Aggie football coaches left a positive impression on him.

“The relationships I have developed with the coaches and the feelings I get when I step on the campus led me to commit,” McCoy said.

McCoy played at Berean Christian High before transferring to Concord for his senior year. As a receiver, McCoy caught 16 passes for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns while averaging 12.6 yards per catch. Defensively, he intercepted one pass for the 9-5 Minutemen.

McCoy said he’s being recruited as a safety and adds “this is a solid commitment. This is where I will be for the next four years of my college football career.”

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