Four-star defensive tackle Keondre Coburn discussed his current list of offers, giving praise to Michigan and a trio of Texas teams.
Keondre Coburn is the No. 1 defensive tackle in Texas and the No. 5 overall DT in the 2018 class. And with a 6-foot-1, 326-pound build you can bet that he will collect a mountain of offers by the time National Signing Day rolls around.
During a recent interview at The Opening in Houston, Coburn weighed in on some of the top schools he has eyes for. Naturally, his home state is well-represented, as is Michigan, a program that fielded the nation’s No. 2 defense last season in both yards and points allowed.
“I like Michigan,” Coburn said. “I like Michigan a lot. I have not gotten to really speak to them, but I really want to go see them. I like Texas. Texas is like home. Texas A&M, TCU, (and) Oklahoma. Really every school I get is the same thing. I like every school I get. There is no really top right now, it is really every school.”
This early into his recruitment, the Texas Longhorns are a favorite to land the 4-star Houston native. One of his former high school coaches, Corby Meekins, is an assistant for Tom Herman, serving as the Longhorns’ tight ends coach. And while that familiarity could ultimately benefit Texas, at this point in the game Coburn is settling into the recruitment process and readying himself to feel out all of the nation’s top programs.
“I want every school, Alabama, LSU might be coming and Ohio State has been coming a little bit.”
As for the Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh has proven to be a master at landing elite defensive tackle prospects from out of state. He pulled No. 1 DT and overall recruit Rashan Gary out of New Jersey two recruiting cycles ago, and No. 2 DT Aubrey Solomon out of Georgia in the 2017 class.