Senior Football Prospect Records Solid Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a season update on senior football prospect Kenneth Coughlin of Tottenville High School of Staten Island, New York ... Coughlin has had a very impressive first seven games ...

Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, has had a very good senior season.

Last week against their biggest rival, Curtis High School, Coughlin recorded eight tackles, including two for a loss and a sack.

Tottenville is now 6-1 so far this season.


He helped his team to an overtime victory by compiling 17 tackles, including three in overtime.

In addition, Coughlin visited the campus of nearby Wagner, located on Staten Island.

"It was a great day," said his father, Mr. Coughlin. "He liked it a lot. Kenneth met all the coaches. It's definitely a possibility."

Three weekends ago, Coughlin recorded six tackles, a sack and had a fumble recovery for his first touchdown.

Coughlin has been long snapping on punts and extra points and also playing the right guard position.


Monmouth, Fordham, Villanova, Wofford and Marist have all asked for senior film.

Kenneth competed at several individual college team camps over the summer. They were: Marist, Penn, Temple, Villanova, Rutgers, Syracuse, Connecticut, Lafayette, and Fordham.

Coughlin also had a very good NIKE sponsored event held in Baltimore, Maryland. Held at Coppin State, Kenny tied for first in the Kneeling Power Ball toss -- 41 feet and had a Sparq Rating of 80.82.


Coughin previously took and had a terrific unofficial visit to Pennsylvania.

"It was an unbelievable visit," said Mr. Coughlin previously. "University of Pennsylvania is gorgeous. They are very interested, and have told him to get a 1200+ on his SAT. He really loved it and was extremely impressed. Coaching Staff was top-rate."

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).

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 interceptions.

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