2010 Prospect Coleman Drawing Interest

2010 safety prospect Paul Coleman from Central Dauphin has not received many offers, but he is gaining interest from some other programs including Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville and Maryland.

Central Dauphin (Pa.) safety Paul Coleman has only received a few offers so far, but that does not mean his name has not generated interest among many programs.

Coleman has received offers from Holy Cross, Lehigh, and Bucknell, and he has heard from several other programs, including Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville and Maryland.

Maryland is a program that Coleman has gotten to know over the years.

“I've known about Maryland my whole life, because I have family down in the D.C. area,” he said. He has also shown interest in the Terrapins this year. “I watched the Cal game, and I wanted to go to the JMU game, but I wasn't able to make that.”

While he has not yet visited Maryland, he has been in touch with the coaching staff.

“I've talked to Coach [Ryan] Steinberg (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator) about trying to get down and visit,” said Coleman. “He said that they're interested in me. They like my tape.”

What exactly did the Terrapin staff like about Coleman's tape?

“The way I fly to the ball and my playmaking ability,” he said. Coleman's self-assessment is very similar to that of the Maryland staff.

“I would say my strengths are my man coverage, my big-play ability, because I return kicks too, and probably just that I have a motor, like I don't stop,” said the 6-foot, 182-pound safety.

The 2010 prospect's motor and big-play ability have been on display for Central Dauphin this year. He said he has 26 tackles, an interception, and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

However, Coleman has not become complacent with his success this season. The ambitious safety still has a few things he would like to improve.

“I really want to improve upon my tackling right now,” said Coleman. “I want to get faster. I run a 4.4, but I want to get faster. I want to get stronger as well,” he added.

Coleman will not jump to a decision in the near future. He said he will not narrow his list of schools until after his season is over. He has a few requirements for his future college.

“I'd like the school to be close to home, but not too close. Maybe an hour to three-hour radius. I also want to be in a program that I'm familiar with.”

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