Coffey adding offers
The class is of 2016 is absolutely loaded with elite talents on the wing. One of those high level players is Amir Coffey. The 6-foot-5 Coffey recently impressed at the USA Basketball tryouts and he continues to add offers. This summer was Coffey’s first with Howard Pulley on the AAU circuit, and overall he says it was a good experience and that he thinks he played pretty well. “I think I had a pretty good July,” explained Coffey. “I picked up some offers and my team made the Peach Jam, so that was really good.” Recruiting wise Coffey says numerous schools are showing him significant attention. “Baylor, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa State, Creighton, and a lot of Big Ten and ACC schools have been talking to me a lot,” noted Coffey. Coffey hails from the state of Minnesota and his dad played for the Gophers. Now Coffey himself says he is building a strong relationship with the Big Ten program. “It is kind of easier since I am only 20 minutes from the campus,” said Coffey about building a strong relationship with the staff. “Whenever I can get down there for a visit I try to, and I have a great relationship with the coaches.” Another school that he has built a good relationship with is Iowa State, and Coffey hopes to make it down there this upcoming year. “Thing stand pretty good with Iowa State,” explained Coffey. “I talk to Coach Matt (Abdelmassih) and Coach (Fred) Hoiberg a lot. They either call or text all the time, and I am hoping to see a few games there this year.” At the moment there is no specific timeline for a decision from Coffey who intends to make some unofficial visits this summer and fall, but he does have a good idea of what he will be looking for in a school. “I am just looking for great relationships with the coaches, great education, and just the perfect fit for me,” explained Coffey. “Location will not matter.” Currently Coffey is viewed as the No. 7 small forward and the No. 31 player overall in the class of 2016.
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