QB Coney keeping his options open

Quarterback Bennie Coney out of Plant City, Florida is very honored with being recruited. He talks about the schools that are recruiting him, and what is important to him in the recruiting process.

Young people make mistakes, and sometimes it is what you do after the mistake that is most important. Last year during his football season Bennie Coney was suspended for an off the field incident with a teammate. Speaking with him it is obvious that he has learned from it and moved forward.

"It is something I had to mature from. I have taken steps to move forward, and I feel I have become a better person for it. I am improving myself so that I will handle things the right way. My mom has really helped me to want to show everyone that I am a good individual."

Florida State is said to be the out right leader for the Plant City prepster, but according to him that has not been decided on as of yet.

"Right now I am wide open. I am looking at all the schools that are out there."

So what schools have offered you?

"Michigan, Purdue, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida State, South Carolina and Wake Forest." The young man actually has 13 offers all together, and Michigan is one of those schools that he certainly has an interest in -- for a few reasons.

"Well I like the pro style offense they run now. And I like Denard Robinson -- he was a Heisman Trophy candidate I feel like I can do the same things he is doing in that offense. I am really trying to make it up there this summer to see what they have."

Bennie also enjoyed a visit that he received from one of the Michigan coaches.

"The offensive coordinator (Al Borges) was here to see me, and he told me that I passed the eye test. He told me that he has watched film of me and coach says he likes the fact that I look down the field before I take off running. There were a lot of good things he liked about my game."

As Bennie continues to be recruited he feels there are a few things that are very important to him when he is looking at colleges.

"I would like to go to a very strong academic school, a place that is going to help me become a better student and a better person in life. I am looking for a good football program with teammates that are ready to work hard and win -- nothing else -- because that is what I do."

Coney has a 3.0 at this time and he is waiting for his test score from this past Saturday on the ACT.

If Bennie continues at the pace he is going he will have many many options open for him and his talents.

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