Devin Coleman Looking Forward to Iowa Visit

A scheduling conflict kept Devin Coleman from his unofficial visit to Iowa last month. The 2011 combo guard from Philly plans to be out in Iowa City this weekend to see what the town and the Hawkeyes are all about. Hawkeye Insider caught up with Coleman to get the latest on his recruitment and his thoughts on visiting a Big Ten university. See what he had to say in this update.

After rescheduling his trip last month, Devin Coleman plans on visiting Iowa City for the first time this Saturday and Sunday.

"I've heard a lot of things about it," the 2011 Guard from Philadelphia said. "I'm looking forward to it. I want to see what it's all about."

Coleman recently received an offer from Minnesota and was considering a trip to Minneapolis after stopping at Iowa.

"My mom mentioned it, so we're going to look at that," Coleman said. "It's definitely something we could do, but that might a last-minute thing if it happens."

In addition to Iowa and Minnesota, Coleman holds scholarship offers from St. Joe's, Temple, LaSalle, Drexel and Richmond.

"I like everybody right now," the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder said. "I don't have any favorites. Most of the local schools have been recruiting me for a while, so we've built some pretty good relationships. I like all of the schools that have offered for different reasons."

Coleman, who is a three-star recruit on Scout.com's five-star scale, received a scholarship offer from Iowa in April, shortly after Fran McCaffery took the job as head coach. McCaffery was recruiting Coleman during his tenure at Siena.

"That definitely helps," Coleman said of Iowa's chances. "It takes a while to get to know coaches. I've talked to these guys for a while."

Coleman visited St. John's and Rutgers this past weekend. Neither school has offered him a scholarship.

"They were good visits," he said. "I'm not sure where I stand with them, though."

Coleman grew up a fan of Connecticut and the Big East. He said that the conference could factor into his decision.

"The conference does matter because I want to play at the highest level," Coleman said. "The bigger conferences probably have an edge."

Coleman said he doesn't anticipate committing on his visit to Iowa, and possibly Minnesota. He's not afraid to play away from home, however.

"Distance really isn't a factor," Coleman said. "Of course my parents want to see me play a lot, but I can't let that affect my decision. I need to find the right situation for me."


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