When Louisiana Tech had lost their last five games by a combined total of 23 points, the Bulldogs were looking for someone to put the knock out punch to.
Behind a 55-20 throttling of San Jose State in the team’s final regular season game, the Bulldogs made the statement they were looking for.
In the crowd that day was Glen Coleman, a three-star wide receiver and one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects.
“It was really nice over there at Tech,” Coleman said. “I have to say, they showed me a lot. I didn’t know how much they could really offer, but it seems like a pretty cool place, and I get along great with head coach Derek Dooley.”
Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe are a few of the local programs that the 6-foot-1, 203-pound prospect has scholarship papers from.
Outside of Louisiana, a number of teams have show interest, especially as of late.
“Tennessee and Colorado are two teams that have been showing me some love down the stretch, and I could take an official visit to either place,” Coleman said. “Both coaching staffs said that they want to see more of me, and I would certainly like to get out and see what each campus is all about.
“I am headed to Florida International first,” he added. “They offered a while back, and I definitely want to check them out because their coaching staff has said great things. The same goes for Tulsa, which is a visit that I will take after I get back from FIU. Tulsa has taken some Louisiana guys recently, and their offense is playing well right now. That is one campus I have really wanted to see.”
With one official visit behind him, two set for next month and two remaining, the next couple of months should be a busy time for the three-star prospect.
“I might use the last two visits to check out Colorado and Tennessee, and Southern Miss is in the mix since they offered,” Coleman said. “But, if the new guys on the LSU staff see my senior film or hear more about my game, then I might get to make that last visit over to Baton Rouge.”
Coleman was being recruited to Tennessee by former Volunteers wide receivers coach Frank Wilson, who has taken over as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU.
Billy Gonzales, who served as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida, has also joined the LSU staff.
With two new offensive faces on board, Coleman hopes that the pieces fall into place and he ends up in purple and gold.
“I would love to get that offer from LSU, but it is on the coaches,” he said. “I know I can play at the SEC level. If I got offered, there would be no way I could pass it up.
“I know coach Wilson well, and he has told me before that he stayed right around the corner from me when he was here in New Orleans. I am definitely hoping to hear from him, but only time will tell.”
After a junior season in which he earned LSWA Class 5A All-State honors behind 644 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, Coleman followed with an even better senior campaign, hauling in 12 touchdowns on over 900 receiving yards.