NYC Prospect Working Hard In Off Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game and progress of high school football player Kenneth Coughlin, who is coming off a big junior season ...

Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, is currently on a visit to Pennsylvania, according to his father.

Mr. Coughlin previously told us that his son will take a trip to Pennsylvania the weekend of February 26th.

FUTURE PLANS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

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.

HONORS FOR HIS JUNIOR SEASON:

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.

THIS PAST SEASON:

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 interceptions.

RECRUITING INTEREST:

The 220-pounder, a member of the 2012 class, has interest from Duquesne, Delaware, Western Kentucky, Wagner, Memphis, and East Carolina.

DESCRIPTION OF COUGHLIN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

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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