RECRUITING: Duncanville FS loves to take charge

Duncanville, Texas free safety Gremon Coffman talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.


If you are looking for a tall, physical free safety type who will knock somebody's head off then look no further than Gremon Coffman. Coffman is almost the prototype that all college coaches look for when looking for a great safety.

Coffman will go into his senior year as a three-year starter at free safety while also serving as the punt and kick returner.

"I like to hit people from the safety position and playing safety allows me to do just that," said Coffman. "What I like about playing safety is that in our defense my coaches have me in charge of everything from what the corners do to the linebackers and defensive ends. I like to take charge of things and I love to make plays."

Coffman finished last season with 66 tackles, two interceptions, four fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries. Coffman can bench 255 pounds, squats 395 and he has a vertical jump of 36 inches.

Coffman hasn't been to any camps thus far in his career and that won't change this summer. However, he hopes to take some unofficial visits to several colleges this summer.

"I hope to make it up to Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma this summer," said Coffman. "Those are the four colleges that I want to take a closer look at."

Coffman has been offered by Arizona, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, OSU, OU, Kansas and Kansas State. He is also looking for an offer soon from Nebraska.

"I don't have any favorites at all at this point," said Coffman. "I haven't been to any of the schools and I haven't been able to talk much to the coaches from those schools. The only coaches that I have talked to are Texas A&M and Texas because I went to their spring game.

"I like Oklahoma a lot, but I just haven't been able to get down there to meet any coaches or anything. The only thing that I really know about Oklahoma is what I see on TV. I am pretty open-minded about recruiting, but this summer I should gain a little better idea on what is going on."

Gremon runs the 4X100 (2nd leg), 4X200 (2nd leg), 200M (21.1), long jumps (22'8) and he triple jump's (44'5).

Coffman has qualified.

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