Louisville commit keeping options open

Lacy Coleman, three-star defensive end from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., announced his commitment to Louisville last summer. He is solid in his commitment to Louisville, but he doesn't want to completely close the door on other programs.

"I'm still committed to Louisville right now," Lacy Coleman stated. "I will say that I'm keeping the door slightly open. That's just in case, for a backup.

"You never know what might happen. My aunt told me to never burn bridges. Anything can happen."

The Cincinnati native enjoyed his first trip to Louisville, and he's planning to make the trip again.

"I went to their homecoming," he said. "They played Southern Miss. It was great. They had a big win. I enjoyed myself there.

"I'm gonna try to make another game. I have no idea when that will be. I'll have to talk to my family about that. I'm looking forward to going back up there."

Coleman is planning his official visit around his senior season.

"I'll go sometime after the season is over," he said. "I haven't set a date. It depends on my season. If we make it to the dome (state championship game) I'll probably go in January. I don't think I'll take any other visits."

A Big 12 school recently contacted Coleman's head coach, Chip Walker. Coleman is "keeping the door slightly open," but he has no plans to de-commit from Louisville.

"Oklahoma State (no offer) called my head coach and asked about me," he commented. "They asked about my commitment to Louisville. My coached asked me about my commitment after they called.

"I told him I was fully committed to Louisville. I have no plans of backing out of my commitment."

The 6-5 defensive lineman draws plenty of double teams over the course of each game. His play has contributed to a defense that is only surrendering 9.6 points per contest.

"We're ranked No. 4 in the state right now," he said. "Right now I have at least six sacks. I have around 10-12 tackles for a loss."

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