Iowa Defensive Lineman Visits Duke

As head coach Ted Roof continues his drive to rebuild the Duke program, the Blue Devil recruiting board has identified targets from all over the country. While a good number of players have come from traditional power states such as Georgia, Florida, and Texas - there have been others from more remote parts of the country. One of the top DL targets in 2008 is one of those cases.

"I went for a visit to Duke a few weeks back to tour the campus and see the football facilities," says Bettendorf (Iowa) High School standout Adam Coleman. "While I was there I had a chance to meet Coach Brown and sit down with Coach Roof in his office. We sat up there for a long time and he officially offered me a scholarship."

Prior to taking the visit to Duke, Coleman had reported an offer from the Blue Devils, and while he did get a verbal indication that one was coming, it wasn't until the meeting that it became official.

"I had talked to Coach Brown about it and he had told me that they had good news on the offer after the staff had a chance to sit down and see my film. When I got to Duke for the visit, they did offer me."

Previously Coleman informed Scout that the Blue Devils had the inside track thanks to their due dilligence in not only finding and evaluating, but offering him first. Is that still the case?

"The coaches and everything else at Duke was first rate and I was very comfortable with everything. They are probably still my top choice because they were first and have stayed with me. That means something."

After watching Duke identify and recruit the 6-foot-4 255 pound defensive tackle, Stanford mimicked and became Coleman's second offer to date.

"I've talked to Coach Harbaugh and the defensive coordinator, Coach Shafer. They're also a new coaching staff, which is exciting. Any time you get a new coaching staff you know they're going to be really fired up and intense. He's really excited to turn around that program.

Other schools showing interest include Iowa, Western Illinois, and Iowa State.

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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