Coleman recaps visits

Class of 2015 guard Jalen Coleman is already one of the most heavily recruited players in the Midwest.

Class of 2015 shooting guard Jalen Coleman from Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral has emerged as one of the premier prospects in the Midwest. Coleman has already racked up numerous offers, and now he is beginning to take visits and check things out.

At 6-foot-3 with a lightning quick release on his jumper, athleticism to spare, and a good feel for the game, Coleman is becoming a hot commodity very quickly.

As a freshman Coleman was one of the top players on one of the best teams in the state of Indiana. Looking back on it Coleman is happy with his performance during his first varsity season.

"I look back on it and I think I did pretty good," explained Coleman. "I am working on some stuff now that I think I can improve on."

With a strong year and lot of exposure, Coleman has now racked up offers from Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, and Illinois. Also significant interest has come in from Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Butler.

Recently Coleman made an unofficial visit to Illinois where he picked up an offer. According to Coleman the trip went well.

"It was real fun," said Coleman of the trip. "I met with the new staff and I liked them a lot. I liked the campus, but the thing I liked most was the atmosphere. Just the history and everything it was great."

He continued about the Illini, "I talked to the staff in the past," Coleman explained. "I am talking to Coach (Jamall) Walker. That is who I have been talking to in the recruiting process. It was just good to go down there."

Before making the visit to Illinois, Coleman made the short trip to Butler to check out the Bulldogs program.

"I didn't get to see too much because they had camp, but I got to take a quick tour," said Coleman. "I got to talk to Coach (Brad) Stevens and I learned new things."

Also during the month of June Coleman had a chance to make a visit to Ohio State for their team camp. Cathedral came away as champions of the team camp, and like on his first trip to the school, he enjoyed his time in Columbus.

"I had been out there before and I liked it," said Coleman. "I went to a football game where they played Michigan State. It was a great experience. It is one of the biggest schools in the United States. I got to meet one of the best post players in Jared Sullinger. I liked it and I had fun at the team camp."

Currently Coleman has no more visits planned, and is focusing on the upcoming July evaluation period. However after July he hopes to make visits to both Michigan and Michigan State to check things out.

Right now Coleman is in absolutely no hurry to make a decision, and unlike many natives of the Hoosier State isn't really giving too much thought to things. However he is starting to take notes and figure out what he likes best about each school coming after him.

"I am taking visits to different schools," Coleman explained. "When I go and my parents go we try and take notes so when it is time for me to pick schools I can look at it all."

He continued, "I am looking for coaches that coach you not only on the court, but off the court as well. I want coaches who you can talk to. I am just looking for what they can do for me as a basketball player as well as off the court."


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