Dixie Heights High (Ky.) is currently known as the home of Zeke Pike, one of the top 2012 quarterbacks in the country. But Pike’s teammate Goose Cohorn is making a name for himself as well.
Goose Cohorn isn’t blessed with great size (5-foot-10, 195-pounds) or speed (4.7 forty), but he is a player who just knows how to get open.
“I know how to get the job done,” said Cohorn. “I run excellent routes and probably have the softest hands around. I do not drop balls. I know how to find the open spot in the defense to make the big play when the game is on the line,” he said.
Cohorn isn’t a stranger to hard work either. “I love lifting weights and doing my agilities. If you play football you might as well fall in love with the weight room. The best athletes are the strongest, fastest and quickest athletes.”
Much like his teammate, Zeke Pike, Cohorn played a lot on the Junior Varsity level this past season, but he did contribute to the Varsity squad. “I thought I did very well,” he said. “I didn’t start varsity, but I played almost half the game every game playing linebacker and safety,” he said. “I started at receiver for JV and was the main target for Pike,” he continued.
Cohorn has been out to a few camps this summer and is beginning to stand out among his peers. “I have been to Score 6 at Kentucky’s campus. I went to Kentucky’s and Eastern Kentucky’s one day camps. I went up to Nike Elite 11 QB camp with Zeke. I also competed in the Badger Sports 7 on 7 National Championship in Alabama last weekend,” he said.
“I performed well at all of them. This past weekend was my breakout performance. I probably had the most touchdowns of anybody with around 13 or 14. I was named first-team all tournament on offense by Scout,” he said. “I ran excellent routes and caught everything. I was getting behind defenders and catching touchdowns all weekend long. I had my mind set going into the tourney that t was my time to shine and I did jus that.”
At this point, Cohorn hasn’t been in any contact with schools, but that likely will change as he approaches his junior season. But for the rest of the summer, Cohorn will focus on helping Dixie Height achieve their goals.
“I want to bring home a state championship,” he said. “I would like to become the best football player that I can become. I want to impress people. I want to make coaches say ‘that kid is unbelievable.’ I know I am capable of doing that.”