He used Wednesday for an unofficial visit to the closest power five program to home – Rutgers.
“I really liked the Rutgers visit,” Coan said. “I met with all of the coaches, and I thought they were all great guys. I enjoyed seeing what it was all about.”
Coan visited Rutgers for a spring practice, and picked up an offer after offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels visited during the evaluation period.
“It was a little different from my last visit,” Coan said. “There was different stuff. I got to sit in on a meeting with coach McDaniels, kind of. He showed me how they watch film and talk to all of the coaches a little more. That was good.”
Rutgers stressed the importance of a quarterback that fits its pro-style scheme.
“I know Rutgers runs a pro-style offense, which I think really fits me,” Coan said. “That’s a benefit. … They said they really like my game. They really like my mechanics, and they think I’m a smart player. I’d say it was a really good visit. I definitely enjoyed being there.”
“I’ve enjoyed this whole process of getting to know so many coaches,” Coan said. “I’m looking for a good college football program and great academics. I’m looking for a place where I feel comfortable. I want to like the coaches, and I want to like the people I’m going to be with.”