How Committed Is Coleman to Auburn?

Shon Coleman took his official visit to Auburn and updates his recruiting status.

Olive Branch, Miss.--Offensive tackle Shon Coleman committed to Auburn last spring at AU's annual spring football game, but has been looking at other colleges in recent months.

On Sunday he said that he is "100 percent committed" to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers, however, the Olive Branch High School standout didn't rule out taking additional visits prior to the Feb. 3rd national signing date.

Following his official visit to Auburn over the weekend, Coleman stated that he will sign with Auburn. However, he noted that he may be visiting Ole Miss and Tennessee and added that Miami and Southern Cal are trying to line up a visit with the U.S. Army All-Star Game participant. "That is probably about it," he said.

Commenting on the all-star game in San Antonio, Coleman said, "It went good. It was a good experience for me. It was all about competition down there.

"I had a good experience and playing against all of those good players showed me some things I can work on," he added.

Coleman, who said he currently weighs 290 pounds. said he is making good grades in high school. He noted he can't make his mind up on what he wants to study in college. "I keep changing my mind on that," he said.

"Sports management and computer engineering are two of the ones I am considering," he said.

Freshman Travante Stallworth was Coleman's player host and Coleman said that the wide receiver took him out to eat and spend time with the Tigers. "I hung out with the players and the recruits," he said. "I had a good time.

"The weekend went good," he added. "I got a chance to hang out with a lot of the players and a lot of the commitments."

He made the trip to Auburn with his mother, sister and a cousin and they all enjoyed hanging out with "his future teammates," the lineman said.

Commenting on why he likes Auburn, the lineman said, "It is just a family thing. Everybody is cool. You don't have any problems with anybody."

With offensive linemen being a high priority for the Tigers in the 2010 recruiting class, is that a big factor on his college choice? "Not really," he said. "The opportunity for me to play will come whenever it comes."


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