"I really like the decision he made," Coleman tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "He told me he really wanted to make the right decision. When I went to the school today he told me he didn't know I was looking at Arkansas and was still looking around.
"I think he made a good decision. He said he wasn't concerned about the money. He told me really wanted to play with me. My mom and dad had passed away and he was really concerned about that."
Auburn's first commitment for the 2009 class, Coleman held firm until the departure of Tommy Tuberville and his staff. After that he began to look around with schools such as Arkansas and Southern Miss joining his recruitment. Coleman says that while he still plans to visit the Hawgs, he's committed firmly to Auburn.
"Right now I'm strong with Auburn," Coleman says. "I really like Auburn right now. I wasn't sure on the inside about the decision he would make, but when he told me that he wasn't really worried about the money and that he was worried about playing with me and being in his family on the Auburn football team. That really touched me."
A 6-1, 250-pounder with great speed and quickness, Coleman could play end, tackle or even strong linebacker for the Tigers. As a senior he earned Honorable Mention All-State honors for his play.