Standout DL Will Visit UM

This standout defensive lineman has been having an excellent season and will use this bye week to take the second of three scheduled visits. His next scheduled trip is Miami. Read on to find out what he likes most about the Hurricanes and where they rank on his current list.

At 6-foot-5 and 287 pounds, Dallas (Texas) Skyline standout defensive tackle Steven Coleman is having a strong senior season.

Through nine games, in which his team will make the playoffs, Coleman has 55 tackles but is upset that he hasn't had a sack yet.

"I've gotten real close," Coleman said. "But teams don't throw that much and I'm getting hit from every angle. Double teams, triple teams. It ain't fun but at least it's giving other people the chance to make plays."

Coleman, a full academic qualifier with a 940 SAT score, also talked about the recruiting process.

"I'm actually leaving Friday to go up to Oklahoma," he said. "Me and my Mama are driving up there. It'll give me something to compare my visit to Colorado with. I really liked it up there and hopefully I'll enjoy myself this weekend."

After his trip to Norman during his bye week, Coleman said he'll turn his focus to finishing the season strong.

"If we play good enough, hopefully we'll be able to make it to the state title game," he said. "I have Miami set up for December 13 and I'm really looking forward to that one too. But hopefully we'll be playing in the title game that weekend so I might have to reschedule."

Coleman said those are the only three schools he knows he'll visit for sure.

"Definitely Miami, even if I have to reschedule it," he said. "And for the last two, it'll probably be either Tennessee, Kansas State, or Florida. All of them have been calling pretty much every week."

Coleman, who has scholarship offers from all of his favorites, talked more about the Hurricanes.

"They're real high on my list," he said. "I like Coach Stoops. They're always real good and I think they play good defense. They're losing some guys after this year too, so that's a good chance."

So what if Coleman likes Oklahoma so much that he's ready to make a commitment and get things over to avoid distraction late in his senior season?

"Not at all," he said. "That won't happen. That wouldn't do me any good because I would still have Miami to check out. I want to see them all before making a decision because nobody really leads and nobody will probably lead until after I take all my visits and compare them."

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