Nebraska Nabs Texas OT

Jesse Coffey, the 6-7, 260 lb offensive tackle from Denton, Texas committed today to Nebraska. was fortunate to catch up with the Guyer High senior, mere hours following his decision to join the roster at Nebraska.

Jesse Coffey, the 6-7, 260 lb offensive tackle from Denton, Texas committed today to Nebraska, choosing the Huskers over Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Mississppi, New Mexico State, and Tulsa. "I actually just committed today to Nebraska," he said. "It was between Kansas and Nebraska, and they both had pretty much everything I was looking for, but Nebraska had everything I was looking for as far as football and academics."

Nebraska was actually the one school Coffey had visited and did not attend a camp.

"Early on in the summer, I went to Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Nebraska last," said the three star prospect. "I actually went to camps at the first three schools back-to-back, so I didn't really want to do another camp. I just went up there (Nebraska) to visit, I didn't go for camp."

A big deciding factor for him was the organization and availability of the coaching staff.

"The coaches were excellent. They were the only school I had a set schedule, which was a pretty big difference from the other schools," Coffey said. "I got to talk to every coach on the staff that I would be remotely involved with. That was very important to me, and it impressed me how organized things were."

With this major decision behind him Coffey can spend the rest of his summer focusing on his workouts.

"I'm still doing summer workout at my school," he stated. "We've been doing that all summer, and we're going back to two-a-days I think August 11. I'm glad the decision is over. Now I can focus on school and football."

Edits and contributing information from Erica Hoff, Staff Writer.

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