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Recruiting: JD Coffey joins Texas’ #trUTh21 class

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Texas dipped into DFW for the latest addition to its 2021 class when Kennedale DB JD Coffey chose the Longhorns.

Coffey chose Texas over 32 other reported offers including LSU, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Texas Tech.

How he fits at Texas: Coffey is currently a pretty versatile player in high school whose film tends to consist largely of two types of plays. The first type shows off some range and good positioning in the deep field, breaking up some passes and often separating the receiver from the ball like an old school safety. In the second style he’s helping to fit the run in the box where he shows a real knack for avoiding the wash and real stopping power when he hits ballcarriers. His awareness and skill deep is real but his range is a bit limited. He’s going to project best as a box safety or spur linebacker who fills out his frame and can play at 210+.  He seems at his best moving downhill rather than laterally, so boundary safety or will linebacker (if he can grow into it) might be his best projections down the line. He’s remarkably similar to current safety Chris Brown but has the frame to get bigger than Brown’s 5-foot-11, 190. – Ian Boyd

Coffey is the twelfth member of UT’s Class of 2021 joining Isaac Pearson (ProKick Australia), Casey Cain (Warren Easton – LA), Jonathon Brooks (Hallettsville), Morice Blackwell (Arlington Martin), Jordon Thomas (Port Arthur Memorial), Ja’Tavion Sanders (Denton Ryan), Derrick Harris Jr. (New Caney), Billy Bowman Jr. (Denton Ryan), Juan Davis (Everman), Hayden Conner (Katy Taylor), Jalen Milroe (Katy Tompkins).