Leader Emerges for Mobile DE

Antonio Coleman, from Williamson High School in Mobile, is one of the top defensive ends in the South. Coleman was in Tuscaloosa for his official visit this past weekend and came away very impressed. A decision is coming very soon for the three-star prospect.

"It went great. Everything about the visit was great. The campus, players, and the atmosphere were all awesome," Antonio Coleman said.

Coleman's player host played high school football across the bay from the Williamson star.

"My player host was Wallace Gilberry. He played at Daphne in Bay Minette," Coleman said. "He reminded me of me. It was great to hang out with him. We really had a great time together."

After an impressive weekend in Tuscaloosa, a leader has emerged.

"Alabama is definitely my number one. I am definitely very close to making my decision. It will probably be in about a week. I am still going to go on my visit to Auburn this weekend," said Coleman.

When asked why Alabama emerged as the front runner, Coleman said, "I sat down with several of the players. We said Alabama has a great shot at winning a couple of national championships in the next couple of years. We will play in a bowl game every year we are there. I talked to guys like Jimmy Johns, Glen Coffee, Fred Rouse, Roy Upchurch, Charles Hoke, Ali Sharrief, Gabe McKenzie, and Guesly Dervil. We all think Alabama is going to be a great team. All those guys were great. We all hit it off really good."

"I am going to go to Auburn, this weekend, and just check out everything," he said. "I really don't see any visit being any better than this weekend at Alabama. I will probably have my decision, after I go to Auburn," said Coleman.

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