Coleman solid with Wildcats

Milan High School (Tn.) lineman Christian Coleman committed to Kentucky earlier this year. Coleman has led his team to the playoffs and feels like he's become a better player over the course of the season.

Milan High School (Tn.) lineman Christian Coleman committed to Kentucky earlier this year. Coleman has led his team to the playoffs and feels like he's become a better player over the course of the season.

Milan High is preparing for the second round of the playoffs this week after finishing the regular season 9-1.

"The season has gone great. We start the second round of the playoffs this upcoming Friday," said Coleman. "Our team has done a wonderful job this year. We have worked hard every day in practice and have shown our progress every week," he said.

Coleman feels like the tools are there for Milan to win the state championship.

"I feel good about making another state championship run. I don't see a reason playing for anything else but that ring," he said. "We have shown a state caliber offense, defense and special teams. So once we put it all together at one time, we will be hard to compete with," he finished.

Coleman has also improved individually over the course of the year.

"I am playing a lot better now that I have gotten myself into better shape. I am running plays down for behind, which is something I wasn't doing at the beginning of the year," he said.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound lineman has played tight end, defensive end and defensive tackle during his high school days. He could also play at offensive tackle at the next level. That versatility paired with his athleticism has led several schools to show interest and offer Coleman a scholarship.

"Memphis is still calling me and recruiting me hard. I'm getting a few letters from Tennessee, Miami, Clemson and Auburn," said Coleman. Duke, Memphis and Middle Tennessee have all offered as well, but Coleman is still solid with UK.

"I am still solid (with Kentucky)," said Coleman.

Coleman has kept up with his future school and has had a chance to visit Kentucky this season.

"I have been to a couple of games. I went to the Western Kentucky game and the Auburn game. I have watched them on television almost every week," he said. "They have played some good ball this year. They have had some struggles on defense and let up some big plays, but that could happen to anyone at any given time," said Coleman. "I feel good about them coming up in the next few years," he said.

Coleman is also a good friend and former teammate of Kentucky freshman linebacker Avery Williamson.

"I have talked to him a few times over the season and he is still excited about me coming up there to play with him next year," he said. "He has told me a few things about the classes and a little bit about the program. I am waiting to see what it's like once I get there," he finished.


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