NCF On The Trail: Stacy Coley

NSD TV announcement schedule

January, 31, 2013
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National signing day is just around the corner on Feb. 6. That day, a number of the nation’s top football recruits will announce their college destinations and 18 ESPN 300 prospects are scheduled to do so on ESPNU.

Below is the full schedule of announcements on ESPNU, which kicks off with the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, Robert Nkemdiche, making his long-awaited decision at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Note: All times are Eastern

Signing day primer: Florida State 

January, 23, 2013
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Who is leaving: Florida State is losing three top-flight defensive ends to the NFL draft this season, led by draft-eligible junior Bjoern Werner. Senior Tank Carradine's stock would have been much higher if not for a late knee injury in the regular season finale against Florida. Brandon Jenkins, who was lost for most of the 2012 season because of a foot injury, will also be heading to the pros.

The offensive line only loses one player, junior Menelik Watson, but it is a big one. He's likely to go in the first couple of rounds and had a major impact for Florida State in just one season.

Xavier Rhodes is the lone corner departing, but it's also a big one. Aside from Rhodes, the secondary will return largely intact.


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Coley ready for the stretch run 

January, 8, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When the scoreboard finally showed triple zeros inside Tropicana Field at the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday, Stacy Coley's (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) high school career had drawn to a close.

Even though Coley's team ended up on the losing end, it wasn't about points. Coley had made it. He was an all-star, a truly elite player.

And now with just a few weeks standing between him and national signing day, it's time to say goodbye to prep football and hello to the next level.

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ESPN 150 WR Coley talks social media 

December, 31, 2012
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla – ESPN 150 wide receiver Stacy Coley (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) isn’t big on social media. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior doesn’t even have a Twitter account or a Facebook page.

But someone posing as Coley has occasionally been known to pop up on both sites with some big news on the uncommitted wide receiver. In the past “Stacy Coley” has listed his favorites and even made a “commitment” to Florida State a few weeks ago.

The real Coley is aware of the accounts and thinks it’s one of his classmates.

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Coley to make signing day decision 

November, 7, 2012
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ESPN 150 wide receiver Stacy Coley (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) received his Under Armour All-America Game jersey on Wednesday, but the 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior isn’t ready to reveal many details of his recruitment.

With Northeast heading to the playoffs as district champions, Coley will likely wait until after his season before he figures out his future.

"Right now I’m still interested in all of the schools that have offered me," Coley said. "I haven’t made any decisions beyond that."

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Three prospects in the top 5? Check.

Four five-star prospects overall? Check.

Fifteen prospects in the top 50? Check.

The Class of 2013 in Florida is quite simply the best the state has ever produced … at least until next year.

What makes this group so impressive isn’t just the numbers but the diversity that continues to develop in a state that was once known for just having speedy, undersized receivers, lockdown cornerbacks and random athletes who would either become receivers or cornerbacks.

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At first glance, this year's Florida State recruiting class lacks the star power of the two before it. That isn't to say it is void of quality, though. But Seminoles do have some offensive firepower on the list, notably four-star prospects Ryan Green, Isaiah Jones, and Levonte Whitfield. In the trenches, which has been an area of focus for the Seminoles coaching state in recent cycles, offensive linemen Austin Golson and Ira Denson and defensive end Davin Bellamy have them off to a good start.

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Under Armour All-America wide receiver Stacy Coley (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) put on a show Saturday at the Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 tournament. It was the end of a great spring for the 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior, who scored two long touchdown passes in his spring game against Cardinal Gibbons in late May.

"Everything is going great right now," Coley said. "I was working out in the hot sun every day in front of a lot of college coaches during the spring. I really wanted to shore up my route running this spring and I think I showed some of that [Saturday].

The plan for Coley is to continue to put in the work.

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With the 7th annual Heath Evans tournament in the rear view mirror, it's time to see who stood out and clear out the notebook.

Stacy Coley, WR (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast): The 2013 Under Armour All-American was clearly the best player in the event. Whenever Coley wants to make the big play there's no defensive back in the state that can stop him. He is still working on his consistently but he has a ton of ability and a high ceiling.

Vernon Hargreaves III, DB (Tampa, Fla./Wharton): Hargreaves played safety Saturday and for good reason -- he wanted to be involved in the action. On the down side he didn't have the one-on-one battles I hoped to see but he did force teams to throw in his general direction and manned the defensive backfield beautifully.

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The 7th annual Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 tournament will be loaded with FBS talent when the first pass is thrown Saturday morning in West Palm Beach, Fla.

ESPN 150/300 Prospects

Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Tampa (Fla.) Wharton (No. 4)

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