Ohio DB Blown Away by Visit to Iowa

Clayton (Ohio) Northmont cornerback Kurt Coleman had a surprisingly good visit to Kansas State a few weeks ago but according to the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, it was Iowa that blew him away. Could Coleman be headed to Iowa City to play his college football?

"Iowa was incredible," Kurt Coleman said. "I had a great time. The facilities are excellent. The stadium is being renovated and I felt very comfortable there.

"I didn't commit. I'm going to Ohio State tomorrow and I'm going to Tennessee next week. I'd also like to check out West Virginia and Cincinnati.

"I still can't stop talking about Iowa. Coach Ferentz is one of the most down to earth guys I've met.

"Iowa isn't a program that is up and coming. They've arrived. They are beating teams like Florida and LSU in bowl games and Iowa is always in the hunt for the Big Ten championship."

Word around the campfire is that these unofficial visits are nothing more than a vacation for Coleman. Many feel that Kurt will commit to Ohio State very soon.

We asked the man himself what he thought about the rumors that he will be giving the Buckeys his verbal commitment before the end of the month.

"I'm going to commit by the end of the month but Ohio State isn't a lock," Coleman explained.

"I'm going to spend the day at Ohio State tomorrow, check out the facilities, the campus, the whole nine yards. I'm going to make the best decision for myself.

"Iowa is way up there now and I still wnat to visit Tennessee before I make a decision."

As a junior, Coleman had 92 tackles and 10 interceptions.

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