JD Coffey putting finishing touches on high school career

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Photo: Staci Otts – Article posted by By MIKE ROACH Nov 6, 11:00 AM – HORNS 247

Texas [UT] has one of the most experienced prospects in the country committed in the 2021 class.

See seven-game highlights.

Kennedale (Texas) safety JD Coffey is a four-year varsity starter who hasn’t missed a game during his high school career. As the Wildcats prepare to enter the playoffs, Coffey is in the middle of another sensational season.

Over his career, Coffey tallied 198 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 17 interceptions.

As a freshman, Coffey was named DAP Class 4A first-team all-state as freshman, First-team all-district as a sophomore, and the District 6-4A-I Defensive MVP as a junior.

Coffey committed to Texas back in June along with his close friend Ishmael Ibraheem. Coffey and Ibraheem are both part of the DFW based Texas Flex 7v7 club.

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks compares Coffey to Florida defensive back Donovan Stiner and describes his game in the following way.

“Above average frame relative to projected position. Adequate height with space to add good weight to frame. Versatile safety. Capable of roaming chunks of territory as a center fielder. Shows free safety awareness and ballhawking ability with strong safety/spacebacker frame potential. Tracks deep throws well. Above average ball skills. Great production early in high school career. Willing to mix it up against the run and packs a punch upon arrival. Can provide the big hit. Generally consistent as a tackler. Provides value as potential return game option (three TD’s as a junior). Plays fast enough but can improve top-end speed. Junior track time in the 200 supports that (23.37). Limited track times and no testing numbers result in lack of full athletic context. Lean, athletic build will need to continue adding bulk to maximize strength at the next level. Passing game production dropped off in junior year. Flat-out football player who projects to high-major level where he could become multi-year starter and move around the secondary depending on personnel.”

At 6-feet, 180 pounds, Coffey is ranked as the No. 8 safety in the nation and No. 29 overall prospect in Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.

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