Coger Explores Options

One-time Missouri commit Tyrek Coger speaks about how his game has been evolving and where his recruitment currently stands.

It's been a number of months since Tyrek Coger de-committed from Missouri. Back in early September 2011, the six-foot-eight forward decided to reopen his list of schools.

Since then, several programs have come calling, including multiple Atlantic 10 schools.

Coger claims offers from Dayton, Drexel, Murray State, Ole Miss, Georgia, Duquesne, Temple, High Point, and Mizzou.

Throughout this spring, Coger has tried to show off his skill set in a number of ways.

"My versatility and the ways I can score the ball," Coger said. "I'm powerful and can play back to the basket. I can put the ball on the floor. I'm just a powerful player."

With new assistant Ashley Howard, Xavier has also recently been in the mix for Coger.

Coger lists a top three of Murray State, Ole Miss, and Georgia, and said that he speaks to the Racers' coaching staff every other day.

What's it going to come down to for Coger when he goes about picking a school?

"How the coaches are going to play me," he said. "How many guys [the coach] is bringing in at my position, and is he a winning coach. I want to be pushed as a player."

After a spring on the select circuit and a weekend at Boo Williams, Coger is ready to show coaches that he is worth taking.

"I want to show my strength and my ability to create," Coger said. "My soft touch and my ability to learn and listen. I catch on to things very fast."

Coger said he'd like to make a decision after hitting Vegas in the middle of July during the AAU circuit.

He would like to get out to Xavier, Murray State, Georgia, and Ole Miss for visits this summer before he ends up choosing a school.


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