Originally published Feb. 5, 2009 in the Omaha World-Herald
Three-year starter at right tackle helped Denton Guyer go 12-3 and reach the Class 4-A state semifinals in the school's fourth year. Versatile and athletic, which showed when Guyer would insert him at left tackle just so he could get out and pull on running plays to the right. Recruiting sites list him at 260 pounds, but Walsh said he played at 290 - and will use it. "He can line up and just mash you," Walsh said. "He reminds me of the old-school Nebraska linemen." Guyer line included a left tackle going to Texas Tech and a right guard headed for Stephen F. Austin. Coffey narrowed his list to NU and Kansas before picking the Huskers.
Coffey is ranked No. 1 in his class of 500-plus and has an ACT score of 28 and SAT of 1,360. His father, Jesse A. Coffey, is a plastic surgeon in Denton and his mother, Amy, is an ear, nose and throat surgeon as well as a professor at UT-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
"His class and character are off the charts." - John Walsh, Denton Guyer head coach
Named first-team All-Dallas-Fort Worth area by the Dallas Morning News. Ranked No. 49 offensive tackle by Rivals.com and No. 61 by Scout.com.
Coffey might hit 6-8, so his height likely will keep him at tackle. Nebraska is set enough at tackle that Coffey can take a year to concentrate on improving his strength and learning the system.
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