Kony Ealy, the 6-foot-5 225 pound TE/DE prospect from New Madrid (MO) says five schools stick out at…
Tigers Lead for Ealy
Kony Ealy, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound defensive end from Central High School in New Madrid, Mo., has helped lead his team to a 2-0 record with two touchdowns receiving and one sack on defense. The Eagles next visit Potosi High School on Sept. 11. Ealy now favors Missouri slightly over Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Memphis and Auburn. All of his favorites have offered, except Auburn. He says he also has an offer from Arkansas and says the Razorbacks coaches were the only ones to have called since Sept. 1. He says he grew up following Missouri and attended the Tigers big opening win against Illinois on Sept. 5. "It was a big game," Ealy said of the Tigers victory over the Illini. "They looked good and it was a great experience. I love the environment there. "I also like how Mizzou plays," he said. "They are quick on defense and have a good passing game too." Ealy also plans to attend the Mizzou/Texas game on Oct. 24. The Tigers are only four hours from Ealy's house, but he insists that distance won't be a factor. He's also already visited Georgia Tech. "I like the Georgia Tech defense too," he said. "They force other teams into situations and get turnovers. I also like how balanced they are and how they're winning a lot." Ealy's most recent offer was from Nebraska. "Nebraska is kind of new to me," he said. "I don't know a lot about them yet, but I like how they are known for their defense. The have good defensive coaches." Ealy attended camps during the summer at Ole Miss and Memphis. The Rebels haven't offered. "The Memphis camp was pretty good," he said. "It was really hot there, but I liked it. The program is pretty good and there was some good competition at that camp." Ealy also plays basketball and says he won't make a decision until after the basketball season. "I want to go to a good business school and be in a good, clean environment," he said. "I also want to be around good guys and get along with the players." Ealy finished his junior season with 13 sacks. "I can rush the quarterback," he said. "I have great quickness and technique. I'm very aggressive and love being dominant." He says he can bench 320-pounds, squat 420 and has a 29-inch vertical jump. "I want to get even faster and work on my game all around," he said. "You can never be absolutely perfect." Ealy plans on majoring in business and reports a 2.5 core GPA. Although he says he took the ACT already he claims he doesn't know his results. He plans on retaking the test in October.
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