KNOXVILLE – Tennessee’s basketball team received a commitment from forward Philip Cofer on Tuesday afternoon, giving coach Cuonzo Martin his second pledge for the class of 2014.

Cofer, who is the son of former UT football player Mike Cofer (1979-82), is a 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward out of Fayetteville, Ga. He chose the Vols over offers from Auburn, Alabama, Cincinnati, George Mason, Xavier, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and others.

Not surprisingly, the scouting report on Cofer is that he’s an athletic player who excels on defense – both typical traits of a Martin recruit.

“Cofer is a very athletic power forward that is active and aggressive,” wrote in a scouting report. “He attacks the glass on both ends and snatches rebounds in and out of his area. He is a tip-in and tip dunk threat if not aggressively and physically boxed out. Cofer runs the floor well and finishes above the rim over or around defenders.



Cofer’s highlights (via OnTheRadarHOOPS)