Chicago Mission U16 forward Cole Coskey announced via his protected Twitter account that he has committed to Miami.
Coskey is a '99-born forward, and considered near the top of his age group. SBN College Hockey's Jeff Cox ranked Coskey 33rd among forwards at this summer's National Select 15 Festival for the top '99-born players in the country. Here's what he wrote on Coskey:
33. Cole Coskey (#16 Purple) 6-1/175 Chicago Mission - A power forward, he did a good job of going to the net and using his body for leverage in the neutral and offensive zones.
Sean LaFortune, head of TheScout.ca, offered up a similar scouting report on Twitter today:
Coskey is a big, chippy winger who thrives playing a hard power game. Nice snapshot, drives the net hard. NHL upside.— Sean Lafortune (@SeanLafortune) September 7, 2014
Coskey's Chicago Mission are expected to be one of the top U16 teams in the country this season, and Coskey should be an important part of that group. His early college commitment makes it extremely likely that he will be in the mix for next season's NTDP U17 team.