2011 SG Jake Kocher called me tonight at about 10PM to let me know that he was committing to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Southland Conference. Kocher was enjoying his visit while being hosted by Garland Judkins, a fellow Texas D1 Ambassador alum when he made the decision and gave me a call. He loves the campus, his team mates and he really enjoyed being recruited by Coach Alexander & Head Coach Perry Clark. Clark and his Staff who came in from out of State quickly understood the need to recruit within Texas & understand the value of relationships with key summer programs. They now have two of the D1 Ambassadors in the fold.
2011 SG Jake Kocher (shown below with the Texas D1 Ambassadors) v Memphis Magic
Coach Clark is getting a scoring machine in Kocher. He had a so so early part of the summer because he spent much of it recovering from a bout with mono. He really turned it on during the July “live” period and now with an extra 20lbs of muscle (put on with the assistance of my partner TJ Garza of Speed Killz), Kocher is poised for a huge senior season with Coach Mackey Smith’s Austin St, Michael’s squad.
The level of basketball in TAPPS has really been on the rise (as I pointed out last year.) With the recent commitment of San Antonio Antonian’s Jonathan Holmes to the Texas Longhorns it illustrates my point. Guess who was the MVP of that TAPPS District last year? Yes, it was Jake Kocher, and not Holmes. He led the City of Austin in scoring with a 29.8 ppg average.
Congratulations to Jake & The Kocher Family! Coach Max & The D1 Ambassador Family.
He becomes the 8th D1 Ambassador to commit in the early period in the Class of 2011.