Incredibly talented 2015 athlete Keke Coutee really wants an offer from the Texas Longhorns, but he instead picked up two major offers yesterday from the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Heavily recruited in Big 12 circles, Coutee was the latest offer in a busy day for Oklahoma on the football recruiting front, as they also offered talented 2014 DT DJ Williams. In both cases, each prospect is a Lufkin standout with interest in Texas and Texas Tech, and both prospects currently have two offers each with one of them being from the Oklahoma Sooners.
Keke Coutee has plenty of interest in the in-state schools, and he is on track to be one of the top ranked recruits in the 2015 class. Coutee attended two junior days with the Texas Longhorns, and he also attended junior day with the Texas A&M Aggies. Texas is the school that Coutee is the highest on, per 247Sports, but he also definitely has interest in both of the schools that offered him yesterday. Coutee is also high on Texas A&M and the TCU Horned Frogs, so expect a steady stream of in-state offers to follow for the Lufkin star.
Oklahoma sent coaches to Lufkin to check in on- and offer- both Williams and Coutee, and it looks like they will be heavily targeting both prospects. Yesterday was a huge day for Coutee, as it really is something to receive your first two offers in one day. Both Jay Norvell and Josh Heupel are actively trying to recruit Coutee to be the next star wide receiver or cornerback in Norman (at least, that’s why the Sooners are hoping for).
Listed as an athlete, Keke Coutee likely fits best as a cornerback or wide receiver. The 5’9″, 155 pound prospect may be minute, but that hasn’t stopped top programs from looking at him. I expect Texas to eventually offer Coutee, and that will serve up an interesting recruiting battle both in the state of Texas and between two bitter Big 12 rivals in Oklahoma and Texas. The Sooners have offered three 2015 athletes, while the Texas Tech Red Raiders have offered two and view Coutee, who runs a 4.5 forty, as their clear top target between him and fellow in-state prospect Chris Warren (Rockwell). Both Coutee and Warren are high on Texas Tech.
Last season, Coutee caught 56 passes for 772 yards and six touchdowns, and he looks to be best-fit at the wide receiver position based on those great stats. However, athleticism plays better on defense, and Coutee did have one pick. Although he would rather play as a slot receiver, teams (like Texas) would rather have Coutee at defensive back and believe he has incredible potential there due to his athletic ability. Keep a close eye on Coutee going forward, especially if you are a fan of a team in the state of Texas or are an Oklahoma Sooners fan. If Texas offers, then things will get extremely interesting.