MVP Camp: Catching Up With Coney

This past weekend, the MVP Camp was in Orlando, showcasing 220 talented kids from Florida and Georgia. Super talented quarterback Bennie Coney was one of those players in attendance, showing off his abilities. Coney took some time to talk to SunStateFootball.com about recruiting and looking ahead to his senior year

Plant City's Bennie Coney is one of the top quarterbacks in Florida for the 2012 class and had a very good day at the MVP camp. The 6'2.5" 210lb athlete showcased his talents and impressed many of the scouts and writers on hand with his arm strength and ability to change up the speed of his throws.

After the combine, Coney took some time to talk over the recruiting process and how that is going for him so far. "The recruiting process is going pretty good right now and I am just really enjoying it all so far."


Coney is one of the top quarterbacks in Florida for 2012

Coney currently holds at least 13 or more offers from the top schools in the country such as Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Notre Dame. So far, Coney says he is open and has not officially named a favorite, but he did share that he has a Top 4.

"I have a Top 4 list right now of FSU, LSU, Notre Dame, and Michigan. Out of those I really like Florida State and Notre Dame the most so far"

What is it that makes those schools standout?

"Florida State has a great program and coaching staff. They also are low on quarterbacks, so I would have a chance to come in and compete for a starting job right away."

"Notre Dame is another school with a great program and tradition. They also lost some quarterbacks with Nate Montana transferring to Montana, so that gives me a good opportunity there as well."

Not out of it, Coney mentioned he does like the Wolverines a lot too and shared his thoughts on the coaching change for the Wolverines and transition back to more of a pro style offense.

"The change is fine because the pro style is what I want. I want to get used to dropping from the center."

Currently, Bennie has no thoughts yet on a time table for making his decision saying, "This is a real big decision in my life, and I just want to take my time."

For now, the talented youngster out of Plant City will begin to look ahead to next season where he hopes he can help the Plant City Raiders make a run at a state title and accomplishing some goals he has set for himself.

"My main goal is becoming a leader. I want to show my teammates that I can be a good leader and lead them to a good season and hopefully win state. I also want to keep working at getting faster in all areas from my drops to my progressions."


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