Taylor Estes - Horns Digest

Four-star DT plans to visit Boulder

The Colorado Buffaloes are returning to glory on Saturdays, climbing the polls and rising in the recruiting rankings. Ralphie is eating, but she could always use more beef.


One 2018 blue chip prospect who falls under the “beef” category is Houston Westfield defensive lineman Keondre Coburn. Coburn, listed at No. 79 in Scout’s 2018 rankings, said he camped this summer 6-foot-2, 310 pounds. Colorado recently stepped to the table – that’ll do on food references – with an offer to Coburn. CU’s Texas specialist Darrin Chiaverini is putting in the recruiting legwork.

“Yes sir,” Coburn said when asked if Chiaverini offered. “He was just telling me where he’s from and what a big impact I would be at Colorado. Stuff about him and Colorado, how they’re trying to build to win a Pac-12 championship.”

“I’ve heard from Colorado, Florida, LSU, Michigan State, schools like that. They see me at three, nose, both,” the four-star continued on early recruiting interest.

Coburn said he’s focused on Westfield’s prep tilt this fall, not getting too wrapped up with recruiting. The Texas lineman has no preference on 3-4 or 4-3 defenses and he’s open to crossing state borders for college.

“I went to the Texas camp, the Friday Night Lights camp, the UofH camp and that’s it. Houston was my first offer. Texas, they like me a lot. Houston, I like them a lot actually. Tom Herman changed them,” Coburn said.

“I’ll go out of state. I’m not from Texas, from California, Los Angeles. High school football here is tough. California, the weather is awesome and the people. Out here it’s too hot.”

Chiaverini has kept an eye on the 300-pound Westfield tank. Coburn plans to visit Boulder this spring and take in all things CU football.

“He saw me at a camp thing a long time ago. This summer we just got back in touch,” Coburn continued on Chiaverini.  

More power offers are sure to trickle in for the 2018 four-star. Coburn is giving the Pac-12 a look, but he noted he’d need to make adjustments to his game if he chooses that particular Power-5 conference.

“I know it’s Pac-12 and the Pac-12 has a lot of good players. I’m learning more about Colorado,” Coburn continued on the Buffs.

“I know it’s fast. I’d have to get used to it, if I want to go Pac-12.”

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