Blytheville lineman Kit Coleman is very specific about what he hopes to get accomplished this weekend at the University of Arkansas Seniors Football Camp, which begins Friday night inside the Walker Pavilion.
"I want to run a good time in the 40 - somewhere 4.7 and 4.9 - be aggressive, learn some tips and hopefully leave with an offer," Coleman said. "That's the plan right there."
Coleman (6-3, 285) - who is receiving interest as an defensive lineman from school schools and a offensive lineman by others - has received interest from Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida and Iowa State among others, but as of yet there have been no offers put forth.
"I think Missouri is real interested in me and getting close to an offer, but to be honest, I am just really interested in Arkansas," Coleman said. "I hope it works out for me."
He admits that after attending six camps and running between 4.7 and 5.0 times, he has been surprised no offers have come as of yet.
"I'm just being patient, but it's been a little frustrating," Coleman said. "The Arkansas coaches have told me just to come up, work hard and they just want to see how aggressive and how fast I really am."
Coleman had over 100 pancake blocks last season on the offensive line and three sacks while playing limited time on defense.
"I don't care where a team puts me in college," Coleman said. "I am confident that I can be a very good player on either side of the ball. I'll be going both ways all the time this year."
Coleman recorded a 4.71 at the U.S. Army All-American Combine , a 4.7 at Vanderbilt, a 4.8 at Ole Miss, a 4.9 at Mississippi State and 5.0 at both Alabama and Missouri.
During that time he went from 295 pounds to 274, but is now back up to 285. He has bench as much as 350 and squatted 500.
"I've been spending this month working out with some power lifters and just trying to get faster and stronger," Coleman said. "Just trying to get in the best shape for the camp at Arkansas."
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