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June 3, 2010
Rivals250: Coyne Stands Alone
The complete Rivals250 was released on Wednesday and only one prospect from Cincinnati was included in the rankings for the nation's top prospects in the Class of 2011.
Badin quarterback Patrick Coyne was placed as the 215th best overall prospect in the nation by Rivals' recruiting analyst, earning four stars and a 5.8 overall rating.
The dual-threat quarterback had over 10 offers on the table when he gave a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati in March.
"Even when the big offers came Cincinnati was the biggest offer I got," Coyne said. "Ever since I left Cincinnati's campus I knew I was going there. It's a great day to be a Bearcat. It's hands down the best fit for me."
Coyne ascended onto the national scene last spring when college recruiters took notice of his physical skills as he took home honors as the top underclass quarterback at a camp in Indianapolis. This all happened before he ever threw a pass in a varsity game.
His ensuing junior season saw him throw for 1,641 yards nine passing touchdowns while rushing for an additional 491 yards and 11 more scores on the ground. Not a bad varsity debut. Those numbers were good, but not good enough.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior-to-be turned in a stellar effort back in May at the EA Sports Elite 11 quarterback camp.
"It was a great event. I was really excited to come there and show everybody what I have," Coyne told Rivals.com following the festivities.
Three players from the Dayton area were also part of the Rivals250, including Centerville defensive tackle Michael Bennett (No. 30), Wayne quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 56), and Spring field linebacker Trey DePriest (No. 93).
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