It ended up being a pretty good day for 55 of Washington’s Top football players at our elite (invite only) event. Chris Coffin (6-4 280 Jr. G/T) of Curtis HS was one of those kids that showed up, and turned heads with his outstanding side to side agility and technique. He was the top lineman of the group, and possesses shear size needed to compete at the highest level.
Coffin will be a four year Varsity kid, the last two of which he has started and earned all league honors (2011). He was an Army All American Combine Invitee, and has just continued to improve. Coffin’s work ethic separates him from a lot of kids similar in size. He has been playing the position for most of his life and has never let up, always looking to improve.
Chris has legitimized himself and looks like one of the top O Lineman in Washington and maybe even the region. (Matt Roth of Lakes) One of the Top Line Coaches in the Northwest lead a solid group at the Barton elite event and he had nothing but praise for Chris.
Roth coached both Zach Banner(Best lineman in the Country) USC, and Zaheer Webb (Colorado). He says, “If Zaheer Webb is going to Colorado then Chris Coffin is going to have a lot of options moving forward, and that’s not taking anything away from Zaheer”. This coming from a guy that knows what the top lineman in the country look like. The statement couldn’t be more telling coming from a high profile coach.
Coffin said, “I couldn’t believe it when I heard it I just was very appreciative”. Chris has all the intangibles to play a high level of college football. He is still going to add size, and his technique is incredible. ” I want to be the best lineman I can be, always work hard and never give up”. He continued, ” My ultimate goal is to have a big year and play at the highest level of college football possible”.
Coffin is an extremely humble kid and focused on winning, ” Im very excited for this up coming year, our team is solid and we have a lot of returning starters coming back…Most of us have played together for most of our lives, and we all work great together”.
Coffin will team with two other outstanding athletes to try and get Curtis back to the promise land. EJ Deveaux (5-10 175 Jr RB) was a first team all league kid last year that went for over 1100 All purpose yards and 13 Td’s, while Zach Budnick (6-3 260 OL/DL) did his thing and is ranked as one of the top 50 players in Washington. Deveaux is going to be loving life following these two kids.
Curtis is a school with outstanding football tradition, and they look like they will be in the mix again in 2012.
Chris Coffin (6-4 285 Jr. OL) Curtis HS