Phil Cofer Sees His Recruitment Soar

Phil Cofer is a hot name nowadays throughout the college ranks and for good reason. Coming off a first round win Monday evening, the junior big man has the potential to put his Whitewater High School team on his back and carry them as far as he might want in the playoffs.

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Cofer has done a nice job of not letting all the attention get to him as the offers have been piling up so fast, that it is difficult for him to rattle off particular schools.

Phil is also becoming a hot name nowadays throughout the college ranks and for good reason. Coming off a Cofer is a 6'8 power forward that attributes his rise in the rankings due to his work ethic and willingness to get up shots in the gym, competing hard, and willingness to play both sides of the ball just as hard. A fan of Kevin Durant growing up, the potent junior is looking to tidy up his ball handling in order to become the whole package heading into the summer donning a Georgia Stars jersey on the Nike EYBL circuit.

The Whitewater star's recruiting has been a blur and it is still at the beginning stages. Yet, Cofer has a good idea of what he is looking for in his future college. "I want a friendly coach; one that I can have a solid relationship with, along with a solid fan base." The athletic big man wouldn't mind staying close to home as well, but mentioned that he is open to everyone at the moment. "I do want to get out and run in college." Cofer then rattled off schools that have offered. "Alabama, George Mason, Cincinnati, Georgia, Miami, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and my last one came from Auburn." He noted that Kansas and UConn have also expressed interest and he would not mind being pursued by UNC; Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Miami, and Georgia have come at him the hardest over the past several weeks.

Cofer has been pressed by Georgia, Cincinnati, and Tennessee to get on campus and he could definitely see himself taking visits to each. Yet, his most recent visit was to Atlanta to take in a Georgia Tech basketball game. "I like Brian Gregory. He likes to play defense and fast paced…which I like." It seems that Georgia Tech's system fits Cofer's game very nicely and he went on to talk further about his visit. "I liked the campus a lot. It was very nice. I could definitely see myself playing there."

It seems Georgia Tech and Coach Brian Gregory has done their due diligence in keeping some of the best talent within the borders of the state for the upcoming recruiting classes. Cofer would bring a very eccentric skillset of length and athleticism, along with the ability to knock down the middle-range jumper; all of which is a very scarce package to find in a big man nowadays. Look for Cofer's recruitment to continue to stay on the uptick; however, Georgia Tech seems to be in pretty good position to have one of the final words for one of the premiere forwards throughout the entire south in the 2014 class Top Stories