Top SoCal RB Talks Recruiting, Broncos

Lompoc HS RB Lavon Coleman (Lompoc, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State about a month ago & says he would like to name the Broncos as his leader, but hasn't heard much from the coaching staff over the past few weeks. The talented RB currently has seven offers in-hand & would like to visit The Blue sometime this summer. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State.

Lompoc HS RB Lavon Coleman (Lompoc, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State about a month ago and says he would like to name the Broncos as his leader, but hasn't heard much from the coaching staff over the past few weeks. The talented RB currently has seven offers in-hand and would like to visit The Blue sometime this summer.

"Yeah, Boise State offered me about a month ago," he said. "Coach Bhonapha offered me," he added.

"Coach Bhonapha is a good coach and seems pretty chill," he stated. "Hopefully, I'll hear more from them soon."

"Boise State would be my leader right now," said Coleman. "I just haven't heard much from them since the offer. I'll call, leave a message, and don't hear back. I'm sure they're busy, but I'm going to try to call again either tonight or tomorrow."

So, what makes Boise State stand out in Coleman's eyes?

"It's a small community...not too big or small," he said. "I like the way they use their RBs in their offense. They run a one back offense and I know that means a lot of opportunities to carry the ball. That's the kind of offense I want to play in."

"I'm going to try to get up there sometime this summer. If not, I might use an official for that."

Coleman took a visit to Washington over the weekend and says he enjoyed the trip.

"I just got back from Washington," he said. "I liked it a lot. All of the coaches knew me, the players seemed cool, and it was a fun atmosphere."

"I really like Coach Thomas," said Coleman. "I think the team is improving and their meetings...energetic and fun. I haven't ever been in a meeting like that. Most meetings are boring, but the players and coaches came in yelling and all excited...it was fun."

Boise State and Washington are two schools at the top of Coleman's list, but he says he's going to take his time and will likely take at least a few official visits.

"I think I'm going to take some officials," he said. "I want to see some other schools so I know I'm making the right decision," he added.

In the meantime, Coleman and his teammates will hit the practice field next month and they'll be looking to three-peat their way to yet another CIF Championship in 2012.

"We start spring ball in May," he said. "We have everyone back but our LBs. We are definite CIF contenders again."

"We want to win state this year," said Coleman. "We have to win, go undefeated, and win some more if we want to accomplish that goal."

So, what does Lavon Coleman (5'11, 205, 4.5) bring to the gridiron?

"Coaches say that I'm a heavy mix between power, speed, and agility," he said. "I can be a power back, but then get up-field quick when I have to...a hybrid back."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Lavon Coleman.




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