Last June, JD Coffey committed to the Texas Longhorns football program. In December, Coffey signed with the Longhorns and did not waver from his commitment when Steve Sarkisian was introduced as the football program's new head coach.
According to 247Sports, the four-star safety was ranked as the seventh highest-rated safety in the nation's 2021 recruiting cycle.
Senior Season Statistics (Via: 247Sports)
- Defense: 71 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 interceptions.
First of all, what stands out about Coffey is that he is not afraid to supply a big hit near the line of scrimmage. Furthermore, Coffey exhibits good awareness and is able to recognize a play's development before it is fully realized. As a result, he is adept at getting a good jump on the football and showcases this trait often against screen passes.
Coffey also proved to be a great center fielder from the safety position during his high school football career. Evidence of this, Coffey tallied 14 interceptions throughout his time with Kennedale.
While Coffey displays great athleticism already, spending time in Texas's strength and conditioning program will help him to add strength to his frame. Consequently, I think that this added strength will enhance Coffey's ability to wrap up the opponent's ball carrier.
What I See:
The Longhorns have several enticing prospects in the secondary and I think that Coffey is one of them. Additionally, Coffey is one of the recruits that I am most excited to see from Texas's 2021 recruiting class. Personally, I think that Coffey has a good array of skills to be a productive safety and a mainstay for the Longhorns on defense. Hopefully for Steve Sarkisian, Coffey will be a key factor in reinventing Texas's DBU image.