Jared Coker, a 6’5, 275-pound guard that we’ve talked about before, is showing heightened interest in UMass and plans on taking a second visit to the school, according to a source with knowledge of his recruitment.
Coker, a junior at Briar Woods High School in Virginia, took an unofficial visit to UMass with his dad back in early February, and the Minutemen offered a few days later, according to the source. UMass was the first school to offer. He will come up to campus “during spring ball” with his mom to check out the school.
It sounds like Jeff Burris, UMass’ cornerbacks coach, is the point man in Coker’s recruitment.
Coker also holds an offer from Bowling Green and is drawing interest from a few other schools. Back when we initially reported on UMass’ interest, Coker was a relatively unknown commodity. Since then, Rivals has updated his page, and the Washington Post wrote an article about the college interest surrounding Coker and his teammates at Briar Woods.
I have a feeling we will be hearing more about this guy during the 2014 recruiting cycle.
Check out his highlights here:
I have definitely seen all the news surrounding the Big East, Catholic 7 and Atlantic 10. For now, there really isn’t much to say aside from: “Let’s see how this all pans out.” The dominoes are falling exactly was many thought, and, in my opinion, the MAC Option, which I’ve written about before, is starting to sound more and more attractive.
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