Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage wide receiver Herve Coby isn't focused on recruiting right now but instead on leading his team to a state championship. This Friday, American Heritage faces West Palm Beach (Fla.) King's Academy this week in the second round of the playoffs. So far on his senior season Coby said he had 26 receptions for 420 yards and five touchdowns.
As for recruiting though, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound wideout has his mind set on a pair of official visits.
"I haven't taken any official visits yet," Coby said. "I am going to take some in January. I know I want to visit West Virginia for sure and probably Illinois. I am also looking at Cincinnati, Bowling Green, and Minnesota."
He talked a bit about why Bill Stewart's Mountaineers stand out to him.
"I like their offense and the way that they play," Coby said. "I feel like they throw the ball around a lot. Their offense is kind of like my offense right now and I like that."
Another reason he is so high on the Big East program is that they are recruiting him the hardest. Specifically, wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway is the one showing the major interest in the three-star wideout.
"West Virginia is recruiting me the hardest," Coby said. "We have a good relationship. We talk almost every week about football, family, and about West Virginia. He talks about how he needs me there. He gives me pointers on stuff. We just talk about everything. We have a good relationship, I can call him and ask him about anything and I feel like he will answer me."
The other program that is likely to receive an official visit at this time is Illinois. He talked about what has the Illini in the running.
"They have good players" Coby said. "I have been talking with Darius Millines about them. It just sounds good. Their offense sounds like it just fits me."
While Illinois and others are in the running, Coby admits that his recruitment could wrap up with a visit to Morgantown in early January.
"West Virginia is my leader right now," Coby said. "If I like it on the visit, then I think I will commit on the visit."
Academically, Coby earned an 860 on the SAT and said he intends to re-take the test at a later date.