Kit's Dream

Blytheville lineman Kit Coleman will play in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Game in Fayetteville on June 23 and then return in the fall as a recruited walk on for the Razorbacks.

When all is said and done, Blytheville lineman Kit Coleman hopes to have the last laugh.

Coleman, an Associated Press Super Teamer, took official visits to the University of Arkansas, Arkansas State and UCA, but inexplicably came away without an offer to any of the three places. 

He at first thought that he might wait and see what came after signing date, but now is sold on living out his dream of becoming a Razorback - even if it is not on a scholarship basis at first. 

"I am working out hard, running and lifting weights to be ready," Coleman said. "I am going to make the most of this chance and prove everybody wrong who didn't offer me a scholarship for whatever reason." 

In the end, he will get a shot as a Razorbacks which was his dream anyway in the first place.

   "That's just been what I have always wanted to do and I am just going to go up there and give it my best shot and see what happens," Coleman said. 

  Coleman played both ways this season for Blytheville, a team that went 5-5. One of his best games was an offensive lineman against Wynne, when he was matched up with Louisville defensive signee L.T. Walker and clearly won the battle. 

  "I think I certainly gave far more than I got this season," Coleman said. "It looks like Arkansas is going to start me out on the offensive line." 

  Coleman was named all-state and all-conference along with being named to the 25-man AP Super Team, which also included fellow future Razorbacks like the Springdale trio of quarterback Mitch Mustain, wideout Damian Williams and tight end Ben Cleveland along with North Little Rock linebacker Van Stumon and Ashdown wide receiver Dee Williams

  "It was quite an honor to be on the same team with those guys who are like the number one or two guys in the country," Coleman said. "It's going to be even better to be on a team with them in college." 

  While as a recruited walk on he can not participate with Arkansas until fall camps opens, he will be playing in the Arkansas Coaches Association High School All-Star game in Fayetteville on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. 

"In the end I think it is all going to work out for me," Coleman said. "I just need to get up there and take care of my business."

 

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