Jacody Coleman Picks Hawkeyes

Jacody Coleman, a 6-2, 235 pound MIKE linebacker prospect out of West Brook HS in Beaumont, Tex. visited Iowa City this weekend, and after a bit of food at Kirk Ferentz's house, he decided to pull the trigger and become a Hawkeye. Read comments from Jacody on his visit, his commitment, and more in this premium recruiting update.

Jacody Coleman was in Iowa City this past weekend on an official visit. He met with some position coaches, talked with some players, ate some breakfast, and committed.

"The visit went real well," Coleman said on Sunday. "We went to Coach Ferentz's house this morning, ate breakfast, and I committed this morning at his house, so it went real well."

Coleman, who was projected as a DE, was being recruiting to play MIKE linebacker in the Hawkeyes system, a spot currently held down by junior Mike Klinkenborg.

"They want me playing special teams my first year, then they want me learning from Klink," Coleman said. "He's going to be a senior next year, then I have an opportunity to take his spot. It's a situation that's good for me right now."

The 6-2, 235 pound Coleman runs a 4.65 40-yard dash, and uses his speed quite well on the field, according to the Iowa staff.

"Coach Parker said I was the most aggressive person that he's seen on film this year," Coleman said.

Coleman had originally committed to Baylor back in July, but things cooled between the two as Coleman began to take a few visits.

"I was taking my visits, and they were acting like they were alright with me taking visits, but then they acted like they didn't want me to," Coleman said. "They weren't talking to me so often, so I just opened it back up."

On his visit, Coleman was hosted by a Texan with a tongue-twisting last name.

"(My host was) Kenny," Coleman said. "Kenny... You know, I can't say it. He doesn't really even know. He just said, ‘Call me Kenny.'

"I didn't really know what I was coming (to Iowa City) to see, then I liked it," Coleman said. "The people, the players were real cool. It's a nice environment to be around."

Coleman was drawn to Iowa City because of Iowa's history of winning in the past few years, and the ability to make an impact.

"A winning tradition, that's a good thing," Coleman said. "They had an off year this year, but they've been winning, and they're trying to get back there, and I think I can help."


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