Iowa RB Hopes to Hear More from Colorado
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From: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: West Senior
Many schools are looking at Greg right now and he boasts offers from Michigan, Missouri, Iowa State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas State, and Kansas. Colorado has not offered but Greg still puts the Buffs in his top five with Michigan, Iowa, Iowa State, and Kansas State, and says CU is recruiting as hard as anyone.
"I get letters from them everyday. I also spoke with Coach Barnett this month on September 3rd. He was asking me about certain things and we were really just getting to know eachother. I would really like to get some more interest from Colorado because I am vey interested in them."
One of the things Greg and Coach Barnett spoke about was the off-season party Coleman attended that got him suspended for the first three games of the year.
"It was a party where kids were drinking and the cops came. I wasn't involved though and the cops tested me for alcohol, I blew zeros. But all of the players that were there automatically got suspended for three games. It was a bad situation that I shouldn't have put myself in."
Without him and others, West Senior has still gotten off to a 2-0 start.
In addition to Gary Barnett, since the beginning of the month Greg has heard from all of his favorites, and the schools that have offered him, plus other institutions like Oklahoma and Illinois.
"I think Illinois is close to offering and Coach Stoops at OU told me that they are real interested."
As of now Coleman has one visit scheduled to Iowa State on December 5th. He also may take a visit to Michigan in three weeks.
Greg projects as a running back and a safety. His junior year he led the state in sacks with 16 and also had 85 tackles lining up all over on the defensive side of the ball, including end and linebacker. In a semi-final game last year Greg showed his skills by catching the ball 10 times for 151 yards and also had over 200 yards rushing.
"Most of the southern schools like me at safety. It doesn't really matter to me where I play. I think I am more fluid as a running back but I can bring some nice hits on defense as a safety and a rover."
Greg feels he has many strengths as a running back.
"I have really good acceleration and agility. I have a nice burst and good hands. I line up as a receiver sometimes in our offense. I also think I have good side-to-side quickness."
Greg went on to comment on some of Iowa's other top players.
"Maurice Cantrell is the real deal."
Colorado just recently offered Cantrell.
Coleman has many reasons for being attracted to CU.
"I have driven through there before and the scenery was great. They have a real nice campus and it seems like a cool school. Plus, they love to run the ball and are a perennial power."
Maurice carries a 2.8 core GPA and will take his ACT in October.