Cisco College (Texas) cornerback Sherman Coleman is Fresno State’s latest offer with head coach Jeff Tedford in charge.
The Bulldogs made the offer on Saturday after several days since the last reported offer.
“It was really a big deal,” Coleman told BarkBoard.com “They said they need corners. That was a big offer. My mom was actually screaming.”
Fresno State is the first FBS program to offer Coleman. He said it “definitely means a lot.”
Others Division I programs that have offered Coleman from the FCS level include Stephen F. Austin, Florida A&M, McNeese State and Southeast Missouri.
“I’m really just looking for a place that’s comfortable and I can call home," Coleman said. "As far as football, I’m looking to come in and be a big impact, help the team and win as much as possible.”
Fresno State is looking for a turnaround and so is Coleman. His junior college team went 0-9 last year, but individually Coleman had 24 tackles, seven pass breakups and a fumble recovery. He also contributed as a kick returner.
“I just came off a losing season - I’m not trying to lose anymore,” Coleman said.
Coleman is listed at 6-foot and 180 pounds.
“I really enjoy playing press man, I like being on that island by myself. I can make picks happen, going over the top of receivers. I have good speed too.”
Coleman has two years to play two and qualifies as a mid-year transfer.
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