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Nations top DE mulling visits

One of the nation's elite players has dropped an
official visit and his rethinking which schools will make his final cut.
Five-star Palm Bay (Fla.) prospect
Cohen, a member of the
Rivals100 team and the No. 1 strongside
defensive end in the nation, says he won't make a trip to Oregon next
weekend as he had previously planned.
"I don't think we're going to end up rescheduling
that one," he said. "It's kind of up in the air, but I'm working on getting
my visits lined up to other places right now."
Cohen (6-2, 240, 4.47) has made one official visit.
That came in October at LSU.
"I just have four left, so it's a tough decision,"
he said. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to the three in-state schools
(Miami, Florida, Florida State). After that, it might be Tennessee, Auburn,
Penn State or Notre Dame for the last one. That's what I'm trying to figure
Florida State coach Billy Sexton visited the Cohen
home on Monday. LSU's Stan Hixon and Michael Haywood were visitors on
Wednesday. Auburn's Gene Chizik made a house call today.
Is there a favorite after any of those face-to-face
"I don't think so," said the 2002 Miami Nike Camp
MVP. "It's really up for grabs right now. I'm just now settling on four or
five for visits, so that's the first thing I've got to get taken care of."
Cohen has helped lead Palm Bay to a 12-2 record and
the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs this season. He's rushed for 1,014
yards (averaging 9.8 yards per carry), caught 300 yards in passes and scored
15 touchdowns. He's played sparingly on defense during the regular season,
but plans to be on the field for every snap from here on out.