Coe Keeping Options Open

Edwardsville (IL) running back talks about his recruitment

Edwardsville (IL) RB Rodney Coe 6'3"247 has been identified as one of the top prospects in the state of Illinois for some time now.  However, recently Coe has seen his stock rise to being considered one of the top prospects not only in the region, but in the country. caught up with Rodney to see what the latest was with his recruitment, and to find out where the Missouri Tigers, who have offered him, might stand at the moment.

" Recruiting is going good." said Coe. " I really haven't had the chance to get to any junior days or make any visits becuase I had basketball season going on. Now I am in track season and I should have some time to make a visit or two. The only thing I know I will be doing for sure is that my coach will be taking me and a couple of my teammates down to Oklahoma in April."

Coe confirmed fro me that he had offers from Kansas State, Missouri, Illinois,Wisconsin,Notre Dame, Alabama,Arkansas,Tennessee,Oregon, Iowa and Oklahoma that he remembered off hand.

He also said that he was expecting an new one soon.

"My former teammate at Edwardsville who goes to Florida, David Young, told me that Florida was going to be offering me soon. So that's exciting."

I specifically asked Rodney about Mizzou's chances in his recruitment.

"I am pretty wide open. I am not close to committing to anyone and Missouri is a school that I will consider. They will be an option for me all through my recruitment."

I asked if he felt as though he could see himself running the ball at Missouri?

"I am not sure. I know my Uncle, who played in the NFL, and my Grandfather, who has coached a lot at every level, have both told me that if I want to run the ball I need to play in an I-formation type offense. So we'll see."

I also asked what other things might help determine his decision when he finally made one.

" I don't want to play too far from home. I mean, I don't know if I want to play too close, but I do know that I do know that I don't want to go real far away from home."

Is Missouri or Illinois too close?

" Maybe , but both will be options for me in the end. I will have to weigh everything and figure out what's best for me as a I start evaluating and looking at schools closer."

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