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JD Coffey (6?0, 180) started getting attention as a freshman when he earned all-state honors for the Wildcats, the same year the Cats played in their first and only state championship game. Last year, Coffey again made the all-state list. {{more: continue ?}}
And now, before he has even played a down in his junior year, the Texas Longhorns have made Coffey their first offer for the year 2021. Why? He happens to be the #1 rated safety in the state of Texas for the Class of 2021 and he is #6 in the nation at his position.
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At least eight DI school have offers …?

It may have the Longhorns first offer for 2021, but they were not the first to beat path to Coffey?s mailbox. Last month, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame put in their bid, hoping to get a visit from the 4-star prospect. This is only two of 14 schools who have lined up with offers including DI schools Florida Gators, Arkansas Razorbacks, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Mizzou Tigers, Texas Tech Red Raiders and Utah Utes, as well as, the Longhorns and the Irish.
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Not the first to feel the pressure …?

This is not the first time for a Wildcat to garner this type of attention in recent years. A year before Coffey earned his rookie all-state honor, KHS senior linebacker Baron Browning finished his high school career as a 4-year all-state player. He had also earned attention beginning his freshman year and like Coffey the interest only grew.
Browning, who was listed as a five-star recruit via 247Sports, had 40 offers by his senior year. Browning finally settled on Ohio State where he promptly made his way to the varsity and began playing his freshman year. Entering his junior year, Browning (6?3, 248), is now a two-year letterman and in the mixed for a starting position once again.
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What does 247Sports say about Coffey …?

Above average frame relative to projected position. Adequate height with space to add good weight to frame. Well-rounded safety prospect. Covers a ton of territory at the back end of the defense. Instinctive in coverage and tracks the deep ball almost like a receiver. Quick to react. Shows good ball skills. Great production (12 INT’s as a freshman/sophomore). Flashes physical style against the run, paired with encouraging tackling technique and pop behind his pads. Good short-area quickness and redirects with relative ease. Good initial burst and acceleration. Fast enough but can improve top-end speed. Lean, athletic build will need to continue adding bulk to maximize strength at the next level. Shows free safety awareness and ballhawking ability with strong safety/spacebacker frame potential. Impressive natural football player who projects to high-major level and owns long-term NFL Draft potential. ? 247Sports regional analyst Gabe Brooks
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Kennedale will open the regular season at Decatur on August 30, 2019.?

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