Coffey eyeing December visit

Sometimes the early commitments get overlooked when it comes to stories until they take an official visit and after that until they sign their letter of intent. Jesse Coffey and Denton (Texas) Guyer have been having a very good season so far this year. A win this Friday and they are in the playoffs. Coffey comments on his season and Nebraska's season.

The offensive line class finished up last week with the commitment of Jeremiah Sirles. However, one of the first commitments for the class on the offensive line was Jesse Coffey, a 6-foot-7 and 260-pound offensive tackle from Denton (Texas) Guyer.

"Our season is going really well," Coffey said. "If we win our game tomorrow we are actually in the playoffs. We have two games left and we just need to win tomorrow night.

"We aren't in first place in our district. I think that we can finish in either second place or third in the district. I feel like I have had a pretty good season. There have been ups and downs like any season, but overall I have played pretty well."

Coffey admits that the decision to commit before the season was a great idea. It's a real process planning on your future with recruiting; however you can't overlook your present.

"Yeah, it definitely was. It's out of my mind now and all season. I don't have to worry about it. It's a big decision because it's your future, but it wasn't an overwhelming distraction. I wouldn't have let it distract me too much during the season, but it was still good to get it out of the way."

Even though Coffey has been a Nebraska commitment since July he says that there have been some teams trying to keep tabs on him. Most aren't calling him personally, but they are calling his school.

"There were a few schools that called me, but no one really hitting me too hard. Dartmouth called the other day actually. I have heard that New Mexico has been trying to reach me and Texas A&M has been calling my counselor at school.

"When I called and told Kansas that I committed to Nebraska, because they were high on my list, I felt like that was a good thing to do. They were supportive of my decision and they kind of went on with it."

Coffey has been up to Nebraska again since committing, but not officially. The official visit will come later this winter when there is a better chance to hang out with the players and coaches.

"I was up there for their home opener against Western Michigan. I am going to take my official after the season. I wanted to take it when I could talk to the players and the coaches a little more than a visit during the season."

In just his first year as a head coach, Bo Pelini has impressed Coffey and he knows that things are only going to get better. Coffey believes as Bo gets his guys into the system that things will only get better.

"They have had a pretty good season especially in Bo's first year. It takes some time to build a program. It seems like he is doing a really good job of doing that in just his first year."

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