Adam Coleman, a 6-3.5, 255 pound DT out of Bettendorf (Iowa) HS had a busy weekend, spending time in Iowa City and Ames, visiting the Hawkeyes and Cyclones, respectively. First, he talked about Iowa.
"We got there around 12," he said. "We went to a position meeting with (Interim DL) Coach (Kaczenski), that was pretty informative. It was nice to see how he ran things, how much film they have to actually watch and study. We watched them practice for a few hours. It was nice to see (former Bettendorf teammate) Pat Angerer fly around and hit some people. I hadn't seen him since high school, that was exciting for me."
"After that, most of the recruits went up to the sky box and had lunch, but I decided to stay back and talk to Pat about the recruiting process, how he's liking Iowa, etc," Coleman said. "He's really excited for me, we talked about our team next year. After that we went up to the sky box and talked to the recruits, some more of the coaches. I got a chance to talk to Coach Morgan and Coach Ferentz and Coach Kaz. Also Coach Doyle, the strength coach. All those guys are really nice and really made me feel welcome. That's basically about it. That was the day."
The new face in Iowa City stood out most for Coleman.
"The intensity of Coach Kaz in practice, I really liked it," he said. "The way he was moving around, making sure people were working, giving it their all, doing their best. Making sure everyone was going 110% on every down in practice."
Iowa State rolled out the red carpet for a group of juniors this weekend as well.
"It was really exciting to see what the new coaching staff had to offer," Coleman said. "Coach Chizik seems like a very intense, knowledgeable coach. He's been in some big bowl games and came out successful in all of them. He's definitely going to turn around the Iowa State program, it's going to be a great process for them. Their practices were also intense, nice to watch them."
"Lately I've been hearing from Coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford," he said. "I talked to him last Friday night, and their defensive coordinator, Coach Shafer. They're also a new coaching staff, which is exciting. Any time you get a new coaching staff you know they're going to be really fired up and intense. He's really excited to turn around that program.
"He basically said they were going to offer a scholarship. They're just waiting to see some things. He said he's only seen a bit of film on me, but he really likes it. He said I should be getting an offer pretty soon. I'm excited."
We'll check in throughout the recruiting process.
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