Texas TE talks commit to Air Force
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Texas TE talks commit to Air Force

Plano, Texas tight end Cody Verhulst has made a name for himself in the Greater Dallas area for his size, versatility, and athleticism. It didn't take the Air Force coaches long to recognize Verhulst was one worth pursing and offered him in the spring of his junior year. After an official visit to the AFA campus the weekend of January 11-13, Verhulst gave his verbal pledge to the Falcon staff.

Plano, Texas tight end Cody Verhulst has made a name for himself in the Greater Dallas area for his size, versatility, and athleticism. It didn't take the Air Force coaches long to recognize Verhulst was one worth pursing and offered him in the spring of his junior year. After an official visit to the Colorado Springs campus the weekend of January 11-13, Verhulst gave his verbal pledge to the Falcon staff.

"I called to commit the Wednesday after my visit," said Cody Verhulst. "I talked it over with my parents and grandparents the night before. The next day I made it official with a call to my recruiter, Coach Morgan. The big thing for me with Air Force was the education. I love football, but I know there's a tiny chance of playing after college. That being said, I wanted to get the best education possible. Air Force carries between eight or nine tutors with them on away game. I thought that was amazing.

"The coaches were all straight-shooters. They said they wouldn't lie to me, that basic training wasn't going to be easy. Having no military experience I was a little wary at first, but they assured me that they're going to be there for me to help get me through. The facilities [at Air Force] are incredible. I went to Nevada and they had 10 times what they had. The 120 yard indoor practice field, the locker room, the uniforms, and the setting in the mountains make Air Force and all-around great place to go play football."

At 6-foot-7, 235-pounds, Verhulst has played outside wide receiver, tight end, h-back, fullback, and even run the wildcat at Plano East High School. He'll certainly have Blane Morgan's and Jake Moreland's mouth watering over how to incorporate his versatility into the offense. Verhulst spoke more with the coaches on his role in the offense attack on his official visit.

"I loved spending time with Coach Moreland," Verhulst exclaimed. "He's awesome. He told me before I committed that I was the number one tight end on his board. We went over the whole wing set. It was a cool experience and gave me a good idea of what they want to do and what me to do. They like me at all three tight end spots and even spreading out on occasional. I had a good feeling about it and think I'm going to fit in well there."

In his senior season, Verhulst was named first team All-District (Texas 10/5A) and Academic All-District. Verhulst's academic goal at the Air Force Academy is to earn a post-graduate M.B.A.

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