Detmer Offered Preferred Walk-On Spot

Every recruiting class, UTSA has added a handful of preferred walk-ons. Somerset QB Koy Detmer Jr. talks with InsideRunnerSports about his PWO offer.

Koy Detmer Jr. received his first offer to play Division 1 football on Wednesday when UTSA stopped by his school to extend him a preferred walk-on position.

"It was kind of out of nowhere," said Detmer. "They told me there's a spot for you, we want you on our team."

The 5'11" 170lb pro-style quarterback has seen his recruiting slow as of late. But his visit from UTSA changed things for him.

"I haven't really had anything yet so it made me real excited," said Detmer. "I'm just looking for some type of opportunity to go play somewhere and that's what they are giving me. It's school that is growing and I would love to be a part of it."

Being a local prospect, Detmer knows a little more about UTSA than most. He's camped with UTSA and attended their Junior Day earlier in the year.

"They have a great coaching staff and there aren't too many coaches better than Coach Coker," Detmer said of UTSA. "They've had some really good teams in the past. They're recruiting is building up, they're getting quality recruits. The future is real bright."

Currently, Detmer does not hold any other offers. But he plans on waiting until later in the recruiting cycle to make his final decision.

"I'm just going to wait and see. There's a long time until February (National Signing Day)," said Detmer "Lately I haven't had a lot of interest but something could pick up. Wyoming, ACU, UIW have all shown interest so there's a potential for a scholarship. They told me there was always a home for me at UTSA. I'm just going to wait it out a little bit and see if I do pick up something. "

The name Detmer is synonymous with quality Division 1 quarterbacks. Koy is the son of former Colorado Buffalo and Philadephia Eagles QB Koy Detmer Sr. He is also the nephew of Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer (BYU). His grandfather, Sonny, is also a legendary Texas High School coach and his current coach at Somerset.

Regardless of how things work out for Koy, he is grateful to UTSA for their offer.

"They're giving me a great opportunity to play Division 1 football," said Detmer. "If I do end up going up there, I'm going to take full advantage of the opportunity."

In 2014, Somerset finished the season 8-2 and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Koy threw for 2500 yards and 27 touchdowns in a balanced offense.


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