This past weekend, Coleman made a visit to Knoxville to see the Tennessee program and first-year coach Lane Kiffin. Being recruited as a defensive lineman, the four-star Williamson High product says that he enjoyed his trip and it makes for a tough choice for him coming on signing day.
"It's a hard decision to make," Coleman tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Right now it's Auburn and Tennessee. I have eliminated Southern Miss.
"I need all the time I can get to think about it," he adds. "It's going to be hard to make. They've both got the same thing. There's not anything the other one doesn't have. I really don't know."
Checking out the Tennessee program and campus, Coleman says for him it was about meeting the coaching staff and also spending time with the current players to see how he fit in.
"It went fine," Coleman says. "I had a great time up there hosted by Anthony Andrews. We also hung out with Eric Berry. I like the new coaching staff."
The nephew of Auburn senior defensive end Antonio Coleman, his visit to Tennessee has put the Vols on the map with signing day approaching on Wednesday. He notes that while he'll speak with A.C. the decision will be his.
"He's helping me make my decision, but the way I feel it doesn't really matter," Coleman notes.
Along with Coleman, another Auburn commitment Jonathan Evans also took in a weekend with the Volunteers along with is brother Chris Evans. A very close family, he wanted his older brother to be there to help him every step of the way. Coleman notes that Evans really liked Tennessee and will also choose between the Tigers and Vols soon.
"It's going to be a tough decision for both of us," Coleman says. "I believe Jonathan will probably make his decision tonight. I was asking him what he was going to do and he said he was leaning towards Tennessee, but he didn't know."
Coleman says he plans to announce his decision on signing day at Williamson High School in a ceremony planned for just before 10 a.m.