Huskers latest to offer Missouri TE

The son of a former NFL player can be hard. Unless you have the pressure taken off of you because you are that talented. That seems to be the case for this particular player.

Being 6-foot-6, 215 pounds with great ability to catch the football doesn't hurt either. Chase Coffman of Peculiar, Mo. is all of the above.

Coffman was all-state as a sophomore and a junior from the tight end position. His father starred at Kansas State before playing in the NFL with Green Bay.

As a sophomore Coffman had 39 catches for 615 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last year he had 50 catches for 813 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Although there isn't any pressure for Coffman to attend Kansas State by his family; Kansas State has turned up the heat for Coffman stating that Chase was their No. 1 tight end recruit. Missouri also stated the same.

"There is a little bit of thought (to following dad to Kansas State), but not really."

With four offers in hand, Coffman is establishing himself as one of the state's best players. The latest offer came from Nebraska with the previous ones coming from Missouri, Kansas State and Iowa.

Coffman is fairly familiar with what is going on in Lincoln, Neb. In fact, Coffman attended the junior day in Nebraska and had a chance to not only talk to Scott Downing the tight ends coach, but he met with Coach Callahan himself.

"I liked it (Lincoln). They're putting in a new offense and they will be passing a lot."

The visit to Nebraska along with the other offers that Coffman is currently holding put themselves in a very good position for Coffman's services very early.

"I'd mostly put the four that have offered as my favorites. I guess Oklahoma a little bit since they started to really recruit me."

Along with the four offers that Coffman has received he is also getting a lot of interest from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and UCLA.

Next weekend Coffman is heading to Iowa City for junior day there as well as the Nike camp that follows. There aren't any other unofficials set for this summer, but he is planning on camping at Missouri and Kansas State.

His team will have a seven on seven league as well as a team camp at Central Missouri State. There is also lifting every morning during the summer that the team does together.

Another reason, other than preparing for the fall, that there may be problems getting more visits in is because Chase is a star for an AAU team from Lee Summit, MO. The team is off to a good start having only lost one game. Chase plays forward for the basketball team.


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