We’re back again today with another edition of our 2017 Mountaineer football profile series. We’re going to be taking a look at one or two players every day leading up to opening week as we work our way through our position breakdowns and Fall camp analysis. Today we’re looking at...
Kennedy McKoy, RB, No. 4
Hometown: Lexington, NC
High School: North Davidson High School
How he got to Morgantown
Kennedy arrived in Morgantown in January 2016 as an early enrolled, after committing to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Independence Day in 2015. McKoy chose West Virginia over a host of Power 5 offers, including his home state North Carolina Tar Heels, Wake Forest Demon Deacons and N.C. State Wolfpack.
McKoy burst onto the scene in 2016 as a true Freshman, and had a solid debut season despite battling a shoulder injury. McKoy is our best option when it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield. As you can see in the first highlight below, McKoy is also very physical and not afraid to put his shoulder down to get some extra yardage.
McKoy has dealt with shoulder issues since high school but, after having surgery during the off-season, should be back to 100% in 2017. McKoy will serve as a second option out of the backfield, alongside Justin Crawford, in what should be the best running back stable in the Big 12 Conference.
In a dream season, McKoy remains healthy and racks up 600-700 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving, setting himself up to be West Virginia’s featured back in 2018.
Tomorrow we take a look at the third option in West Virginia’s running back stable, Martell Pettaway