Trip Set Up For NYC Football Prospect

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the recruiting process for area football prospect Kenneth Coughlin, who is coming off a great junior season for his high school team ...

Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, will take a visit soon to an Ivy League school, according to his father.

Mr. Coughlin told us that his son will take a trip to Pennsylvania. "It will be on February 26th," he confirmed.

Kenneth continues to make progress during the offseason as he works hard in preparation for a great senior season.


According to Kenneth's dad, Coughlin is enrolled at Parisi Speed + Strength school for six months (six days a week focusing on speed, agility and strength).

In April, Kenneth will be at the combined training even at Parisi. Coughlin will also be attending the National Underclassman Combine in May and the NUC Ultimate 100 Combine in June.

Last year he made it to the U100. Kenneth was i the top five in the strength portion of it last year. He produced 29 reps at 155 pounds and ran a 40 in 4.86. He wants to get to the 4.6 to 4.7 range this year.


Kenneth was selected to the Staten Island Advance All Star team.

In addition, Coughlin was named First Team All Staten Island and Second Team All City by the New York Post.


We previously reported that Coughlin's season had ended in a PSAL semifinal playoff loss to Fort Hamilton.

However, Coughlin was one of the main reasons why his high school team went deep into the playoffs. He produced nine tackles to help his football team score a convincing 33-6 victory in the quarterfinals.

In addition to his nine tackles in the quarterfinal playoff game, he recorded a sack and two quarterback pressures that led to two inceptions.

Tottenville finished 11-1 overall.


The 220-pounder, a member of the 2012 class, previously took an unofficial campus visit to North Carolina State. Duquesne, Delaware, Western Kentucky, Wagner, Memphis, and East Carolina have also shown interest.


Considered a multiple position player, Coughlin is also the long snapper for Tottenville. He was named to second team All City defense in 2009-2010 as a defensive tackle last season while also spending some minutes playing the defensive end and linebacker positions.

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