Coleman ready to get to work

Christian Coleman has been committed to Kentucky for several months now and has never wavered on his pledge to be a Wildcat. Coleman finally got a chance to take his official visit to UK last weekend.

Christian Coleman has been committed to Kentucky for several months now and has never wavered on his pledge to be a Wildcat. Coleman finally got a chance to take his official visit to UK last weekend.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Coleman is an intriguing prospect in many ways. He possesses great size, but is also very athletic as well. Coleman could play a number of positions, from offensive tackle, to defensive end and even tight end, but Coleman is just looking forward to see what the staff has planned for him.

"I am really looking forward to finding out what my role is going to be and just doing it to the best of my ability," said Coleman. "You gain respect from your teammates when you do your role as best as you can. That's also how you win championships; when everyone does their roles focus on the team," he continued.

Coleman knows it's all about hard work and he is willing to push himself to earn playing time.

"They can't promise me (playing time) because that all comes back to me and how hard I work once I get up there," he said. "If I get up there and work hard and show that I can be productive during the games, then I can play in a rotation with the guys as a freshman," he continued.

In the meantime Coleman just enjoyed his official visit to Lexington and came away very impressed.

"I got to see a lot, but mostly I got to see the city where I will be spending the next four to five years of my life. I got to get a feel for how the city is and how everything is laid out," he said. "And of course I got to see the campus and the athletic and academic facilities, which appeal to me more every time I see them," he said.

Coleman also got a chance to check out the Wildcat basketball team as they took on LSU in Rupp Arena on Saturday afternoon.

"The atmosphere was awesome," Coleman said. "Everything was lively and intense. Fans are very excited about their sports programs and I can't wait to experience it for myself on Saturday afternoons," he said.

Coleman was hosted by sophomore quarterback Morgan Newton, who also made a positive impression on the incoming freshman.

"I had a great time hanging out with him. He is a pretty laid back guy and we had a good time all weekend," he finished.


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