Coleman Waste Little Time To Join Bearcats

It did not take Rodriguez Coleman long to make up his mind in becoming a member of the Cincinnati football program. A major playmaker, Coleman has gone under the radar of many during the recruiting process. Bearcat Insider spoke with Coleman about his pledge on Sunday.

The trail continues to lead to University of Cincinnati for members of Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle High School. With former Lancers, Brent Celek and JK Schaffer leading the way, Class of 2011 wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman wasted little time in giving the Bearcats his pledge after receiving an offer this weekend.

"I committed a little after twelve today," Coleman told Bearcat Insider. "I called Coach Coombs and told him I wanted to be a Bearcat."

Coleman got great support from his family in his decision and a little help from Schaffer with the Bearcats staff.

"My father has been a fan of Cincinnati and they wanted me to go to UC. JK was at my game on Friday night against Walsh Jesuit and told the coaches they needed to offer me."

LaSalle WR Rodriguez Coleman
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The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Coleman has been a consistent playmaker for the Lancers and is usually involved in the big plays. Coleman is one of the top receiving threats in the Greater Catholic League having pulled down 30 receptions for 466 yards and 6 scores as a junior and this season posting 406 yards on 19 receptions for 7 scores.

On Friday night, Bearcat Insider was on hand at LaSalle watching Coleman as he played a major role in the Lancers staying undefeated as they next prepare for St. Xavier next weekend.

When asked to describe his style of play, Coleman was quick to point out the reasons Bearcat Insider has been following him since prior to his sophomore season.

"I make plays and feel I do a great job of going up for the deep ball. I want to continue working on my blocking and speed."

While Coleman feels he needs to add speed, his 4.53 forty time and experience running track have him well on his way of being able to compete at the college level.

Cincinnati was Coleman's first scholarship offer, but several other programs were looking and talking about giving him offers prior to the Bearcats jumping on board.

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