Path To Offer

Two visits to West Virginia, with a third scheduled, figure to result in a scholarship offer for an Ohio linebacker.

Warren G. Harding's Lewellyn Coker, who made trips to West Virginia for both a junior day and the spring game, has a third visit scheduled for football camp in June. Once he makes that trip, he expects to get an offer from the Mountaineers.

"The coaches told me that if I came back down so they could see me in camp they would have an offer for me," said Cook. "I talked to the coaches on both visits, and I had a good time. It was fun."

Coker already has two teammates, Mike Dorsey and Da'vion Rogers, committed to West Virginia, and he admitted the duo is already working on him to join them at WVU when he gets an offer.

"It wasn't a surprise to me when they committed, because they started talking about in on the way there," he said. "They're telling me I'm next, and we have talked about it a little bit. It would be nice to go somewhere with some teammates, because you'd already know someone there and you wouldn't be alone."

A decision for Coker doesn't appear to be in the immediate offing, however, as he is just getting started on checking out schools that are interested in him. He has already made trips to Cincinnati and Akron as well as West Virginia, and has summer and camp trips scheduled to Wisconsin, Louisville, Ohio State, Bowling Green and Kent State in addition to WVU. He is also receiving a good deal of interest from Indiana, and wants to get as much information as possible about all of the schools that are showing interest in him.

An aggressive hitter who has always been most comfortable on the defensive side of the ball, Coker will branch out this year and play some running back in addition to his middle linebacker spot. He believes, however, that his college future lies on defense.

"West Virginia hasn't really talked to me about a position yet, but I could play either linebacker or safety," he noted. "It doesn't matter to me which position I play, though. I just like to hit, and if I'm on the field that's what's important."

Coker, who was the leading tackler for Harding as a junior, is trying his hand at a new skill this spring – weight events on the track. After running the 60-meter dash and hurdles in the indoor season, he is experimenting with the discus and shot put during the outdoor season.

"I'm just starting out with it, so I don't really know the proper technique yet. I'm trying to learn, but I want to make sure I don't hurt anything."

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