Koch Commits to Green Wave

To say that Cary Koch (6-0, 175, 4.55) did it all for Class 1A State Champ Dunham may be an understatement. As a senior, Koch played running back, safety, kicker, and returned kicks for Coach Joey Thibodeaux.

Coach Thibodeaux told TI that Koch committed to Tulane on his weekend visit. He chose the Green Wave over Duke, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Southern Mississippi. Coach Thibodeaux also indicated that Cary was being recruited as a wide receiver and that he was fully qualified with a 3.4 grade point average and a 25 on his first attempt on the ACT.

When asked if he could give a few comments on Koch, Thibodeaux told TI, " Cary's best years are ahead of him. He was injured and missed half of his junior year. This was his first year playing running back. He sat out the second half in a bunch of games because we had such a big lead; his numbers could have been phenomenal. He still rushed for almost 2,000 yards and had 1,000 yards receiving. Cary is a smart kid and he comes from a good family. He wants to excel athletically and academically. I think this is a good fit for both parties."

Cary finished his high school career with an MVP performance in the Class 1A State Championship Game. He had 18 carries for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns. Koch also made 5 catches for 61 yards and 2 more scores. By the end of the evening, he had 258 all-purpose yards and led Dunham's defense with 11 tackles.

Including the playoffs, Koch had 198 carries for 1,922 yards (9.7 yards per carry) and 29 touchdowns. He also had 48 receptions for 939 yards (19.6 yards per reception) and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 82 tackles and 7 interceptions. As if that were not enough, he kicked 35 extra points.

Koch was named Honorable Mention All-South by the Orlando Sentinel, Class 1A All-State, Class 1A Offensive MVP, All-Metro (Baton Rouge-small schools), and All-Metro Offensive MVP. He was also named All-District 6-1A at running back, defensive back, and as a return specialist. By the way, he was the district offensive MVP. Koch did it all and he did it quite well.

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