Maurice Couch names top 5, favorite

by Justin Hopkins on July 20, 2010

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

Garden City, KS.- Garden City community college has produced some top players before. They have another top defensive lineman this year. Maurice Couch is a tough 6’3″ 290 pound defensive tackle prospect that has blown up on many recruiting radars. He’s got over a dozen offers and continues to hear from more schools daily. Currently he has five schools at the top of his list with one school at the top.

“Marshal, Oklahoma State, Marshall, Kansas, Tennesse, South Carolina, Ole Miss are some of the 13 schools that have offered. USC just offered me as well. I talked to Lane Kiffin and his father Montey. They enjoyed my film and offered me. That puts USC in the mix as one of my top schools. The probation is not a factor. I feel that going there gives me a good shot at going to the league. I was surprised at the offer, I wasn’t expecting it. My top five is Kansas, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, and USC. Kansas is my number one school, I think that is the best place for me in the nation right now.”

The versatile lineman mentioned that he feels he can play anywhere on the defensive line in any style of defense.

“Coach Smith at Tennessee said I could play anywhere on the line. I can play the 3 technique, but I really like the inside. I’m slimming down a little, I’m down around 290 pounds right now. I’m looking at playing time and academics as my major factors. And I’m also looking for a good relationship with my position coach. That’s why I really like Tennessee. coach Chuck Smith is one of the best defensive line coaches in the country I think. I was supposed to visit during the summer but I’ll have to wait until official visits start. I’m going to visit South Carolina on July 23rd, that’s my next visit. Growing up I wanted to play for Spurrier. That would be a dream come true possibly. I’ve spoken to him a few times.”

In addition to the schools that have offered, Couch mentioned that Texas A&M, North Carolina, Southern Mississippi, and Texas Tech are also showing interest. The only hold up is passing college algebra which he is on pace to do.

The plan is to enroll early and he will have 3 years to play 3 of elgibility remaining.

The star tackle hopes to take three visits after his junior college season, which he will narrow down the selected three prior to the season beginning.

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