Coleman Visiting Iowa

Tevin Coleman has made the rounds to Indiana, Illinois and Michigan State. The 2012 Oak Forest (IL) High product planned to see fellow Big Ten school Iowa on Thursday.

Tevin Coleman isn't close to selecting a college. The Class of 2012 Illinois running back is making the most of the time before he needs to decide, however.

Coleman has unofficially visited Indiana, Illinois and Michigan State. He planned to be in Iowa City on Thursday to check out the Hawkeyes.

"They're pretty high on my list right now," the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder said. "They're showing a lot of interest. They're sending me letters and Coach (Lester) Erb is contacting me a lot on Facebook.

"I can't wait to visit the school and see what things are like there."

Scout.com ranks the Oak Forest High product as the 54th best running back in his class, nationally. The service lists him as a three-star recruit on its five-star scale.

Coleman said he will wait until after his senior season at Oak Forest before choosing a school. He's in the process of narrowing down his list of prospective programs.

Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia Tech and Minnesota rank as Coleman's top schools, he said. All of them have offered scholarships.

"I'm looking for how I get along with the coaches," Coleman said of what he tries to see on his visits. "I like to see how I get along with the players. I also want to look into the academic side and see if they have a great program for me that will help me after college. The environment also is important."

Coleman is hoping to study criminal justice. He'd like to work for the FBI.

Coleman is more of an elusive runner than he is a bruiser, but he can move the pile.

"I'm a fast, hybrid running back," he said. "I make a lot of guys miss. I break a lot of tackles. I have good balance."

Coleman said that Iowa likely would be his last visit of the summer.

"I'll probably wait until after football season," he said. "I'm not sure I will use all (five) official visits. It depends on how I feel at that time.

"I'm going to slow down on recruiting during the season. I'm just going to worry about my season. After the season, I'll get back to focusing on recruiting and trying to make my decision."


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