Three-star running back Kennedy McKoy is officially a West Virginia Mountaineer. The 6'2", 195-pound North Carolina native enrolled at West Virginia University in January, and signed his National Letter of Intent this morning.
McKoy is a speedy back with great hands and the ability to make an impact in the passing game. In his senior season at North Davidson High School in Lexington, NC, McKoy rushed for 1,871 yards and 24 touchdowns on 310 attempts, and added 683 yards and 7 touchdowns on 43 receptions. McKoy rewrote the record books while at North Davidson and holds the records for single-season rushing yards (2,061 in 2014), career rushing yards (5,331 yards), single-season touchdowns (27 in 2014) and career touchdowns.
McKoy should be able to see a good amount of playing time in his Freshman season with the hole left by Wendell Smallwood's departure for the NFL, who coincidently is the player McKoy closest resembles. Dana Holgorsen likes to keep his running backs fresh, and McKoy's speed and passing catching ability will mesh perfectly with Rushel Shell and Donte Thomas-Williams' big bruising back style.
Kennedy committed to West Virginia in July 2015, and selected the Mountaineers over Boston College, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.