West Virginia became the latest school to offer class of 2015 linebacker Tevon Coney. The Lake Park (Fla.) standout received the official offer following his recent contact with the Mountaineers.
"I knew the offer was coming, because I'd been in some contact with them," Coney said. "Coach JaJuan (Seider) kept telling me to keep working hard and grinding and they'd be offering me. I just kept talking to him and this morning I got in contact with him and he offered me."
"It's a great offer," he continued. "West Virginia is a great school and I appreciate the offer."
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Coney has already built a solid relationship with his lead recruiter.
"I feel like he's been so honest with me from the beginning," Coney said. "Ever since I first met him in the spring of my sophomore year he's been honest. He makes you feel comfortable talking with him. He's not trying to sell me on anything. He's just a great coach, recruiter and overall great guy."
Though early in the recruiting process, West Virginia will certainly have their hands full in landing Coney. With his latest offer from the Mountaineers in hand, and plenty of interest from all across the south, he'll have some tough decisions to make going forward.
"With the West Virginia offer that puts me at five offers. They are from Ohio State, Florida Atlantic, South Alabama and Appalachian State. I'd definitely like to hear more from Alabama and Florida. They're recruiting me very hard and I've been talking with the coaches. But I want both those schools to offer me."
This past season, Coney recorded 143 tackles, 13 sacks and two interceptions.