Duke Grabs Early Lead For Iowa DT Prospect

One of the top prospects in the state of Iowa recently picked up an offer from the Blue Devils, and now has Duke firmly atop his list.

Last week Adam Coleman (6'4, 256, DT) picked up the first of what promises to be many scholarship offers when the Blue Devils notified the big Midwesterner of their decision to jump into his recruiting process completely.

"[The offer] definitely makes Duke number one right now," said Coleman. "I'm not ready to commit right now, but they are such a great school and they play in a great conference."

Also getting heavy interest from schools such as Iowa, Notre Dame, Indiana, Texas Christian, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois, and Iowa State, Coleman has a list of traits he's looking for in the school that will ultimately become his home for the next five seasons.

"With a very small amount of players making the NFL out of college, you need to have a backup plan - so academics will play a huge part in that process. I am also looking for a place that has a coaching staff I can relate to since I will be around them a lot in the next five years."

While the Blue Devils' struggles on the field have been well documented over the last decade, especially compared to some of the other schools in the running, Coleman understands that the rebuilding effort isn't going to happen overnight.

"Last year 70 percent of their starters were either freshmen or sophomores, so they're young, but they are really building too."

As a junior Coleman helped Bettendorf (Iowa) High to a 10-2 overall record by recording 77 tackles, 40 of them solo, 16 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

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