Recruiting Article, December 16, 2003

A recruiting update on Corinth (MS) HS first-team All-State defensive end Jonathan Celestine and Louisville (MS) HS first-team All-State linebacker Courtney Coleman.

Corinth (MS) HS Jonathan Celestine DL (6-2, 271)

Jonathan was recently selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 3A All-State Football Team as a first-team selection at defensive end. He was also selected their Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year.

What schools are calling you?
"Mississippi State, Memphis, Ole Miss and Jackson State. Lane from Jackson, Tennessee has called me and wants me to visit. I also received a call from a California school but I can't remember their name."

Have you had any in-home or in-school visits?
"Mississippi State and Memphis visited me at school. Ole Miss and Jackson State came by but I wasn't able to visit with them."

Have you set up any official visits yet?
"None yet, but Lane College from Jackson, Tennessee wants me to visit."

What schools are you most interested in?
"I really don't have a favorite. Whoever wants me to play for them are the ones that I am most interested in."

You mentioned Mississippi State earlier. How interested are you in them?
"If I have a chance to to go to Mississippi State I would. They are close to home and I prefer staying close to home. I don't want to drive three or four hours or have to fly on a plane to go back and forth."


Louisville (MS) HS LB Courtney Coleman (6-0, 225, 4.57)

Courtney was recently selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State Football Team as a first-team inside linebacker.

What schools are calling you?
"Ole Miss, Alcorn and Mississippi State."

Have you had any in-home or in-school visits?
"Mississippi State, Alcorn and Valley have come by the school to visit."

Have you set up any official visits?
"I visit Alcorn on January 15th. Mississippi State has also talked to me about a visit."

What schools are you most interested in?
"Alabama, Mississippi State, Alcorn and Ole Miss."


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