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
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.
QB Coney keeping his options open
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