It's Decision Time For Cody McCarthy

It's Decision Time For Cody McCarthy

Bishop Kelly ATH Cody McCarthy (Boise, ID) committed to a Big Sky program this past weekend, but his dream has always been to play college football at the highest level. Boise State has offered him a preferred walk-on spot and he's still giving that offer some serious consideration. What will McCarthy do? He offered his thoughts on his decision making process to BroncoCountry.com.

Bishop Kelly ATH Cody McCarthy (Boise, ID) committed to a Big Sky program this past weekend, but his dream has always been to play college football at the highest level. Boise State has offered him a preferred walk-on spot and he's still giving that offer some serious consideration. What will McCarthy do?

"Well, I'm going to take the rest of my time to think about this," he said. "I'm going to West Point this weekend and I'm going to sit down and talk about it with my family as soon as I get back. You know, I just want to play football. The reasonable side tells me to take the money, but the screaming kid inside of me wants to prove everyone wrong and play at Boise State."

McCarthy admits that his dream has always been to play at Boise State. He made the decision to commit to Eastern Washington this past weekend, but the chance to prove the doubters wrong might be too good to pass up.

"I spoke to Coach Choate yesterday," he stated. "He said he believes in me and congratulated me on my commitment to Eastern Washington. I told him I still have interest in Boise State as well and he said he hopes I choose to walk-on."

Cody garnered First Team All-State honors and Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the State of Idaho. He says he's training "with a chip" on his shoulder and failure is not an option for him.

"I'm training really hard with a chip on my shoulder," McCarthy said. "You know, I don't need a piece of paper to tell me that I can play football. It's nice to have, but it doesn't mean anything. Every time you get tired you think about all those other kids that are on scholarship and getting complacent. It makes me feel a lot easier."

McCarthy has also done his research on past Broncos that have risen through the walk-on ranks. He even spoke to a few about the walk-on experience and what he can expect should he decide to walk-on at Boise State.

"I spoke to several different walk-ons at Boise State and all I want is a chance. They've offered to give me one," he said. "It sucks that I wasn't offered a scholarship, but I want to be coached by the best. I know I can play with the best and Boise State has been gracious enough to allow me that opportunity. Nowadays, being offered a walk-on spot at Boise State is pretty huge."

Cody (6'1, 233) says he'll know his college destination by Signing Day.

"I'll know where I'm going by then," he said. "My parents are 100% with me on whatever I decide to do and I'm going to start thinking about it as soon as I get back from West Point," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cody McCarthy.

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