Flowery Branch QB Kanler Coker committed to East Carolina.
The 6-foot-4, 217-pounder transferred from North Hall to Flowery Branch before his senior season and flourished in the spread offense, throwing for 2,809 yards and 31 touchdowns, including a 36-yard Hail Mary TD pass on the final play of regulation to beat Johns Creek in the first round of the state playoffs. Coker also ran for 833 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Coker is also the fourth D1 QB in a row out of Flowery Branch to sign a D1 scholarship, led by current South Carolina QB Connor Shaw. Coker also had serious interest from Ole Miss, UCLA, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.
Coker on picking East Carolina: “I chose ECU because I really love what they do on offense and they have a great coaching staff.”
How many Georgia high school senior QBs are committed to D1 schools? It’s a short list that includes Wayne County’s Greyson Lambert (Virginia), Mt. Pisgah Christian’s Kyle Sloter (Tulane), Henry County’s Chris Moody (undecided), Cairo’s Steven Bench (undecided) and Coffee County’s Will Gardner (Louisville). McEachern’s Trent Thompson is pledged to Georgia State.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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