Tevon Coney is a name that has begun to come on the South Florida recruiting scene. The 2015 linebacker added Ohio State and West Virginia to his offer list this week when coaches stopped by his school to check in.
“Right now, I have offers from Ohio State, West Virginia, South Alabama, FIU, FAU, Appalachian State, but Vanderbilt, Penn State, Florida, Florida State – all of them are recruiting me heavily. Miami also has been talking to me a lot,” he said.
“They like that I’m aggressive. I’m getting better at covering now and being a better player overall. They like me going downhill and just hitting hard. That’s what they like the most.”
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior says the schools that stand out to him are Alabama, Penn State, Florida State, and Florida.
“They have great programs overall, football academics, just great programs,” he said.
Though a decision is likely far off, academics will be a big factor for the Palm Beach Gardens star when he looks to choose a school.
“The school will have to have a great engineering program especially, the coaches have to care for you, the facilities have to be nice and well taken care of,” he said.
“(Committing) will be something I do during my senior year, after some official visits, go to a couple of games and see what the atmosphere is and everything.”
Several college coaches have stopped by to see Coney at school this week. Alabama, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, and UCF have all checked in. Coney also plans to visit Alabama and Miami for upcoming junior days.