Among the several official visitors to Missouri on this final weekend of the current recruiting cycle was 2015 DE prospect Josh Coleman 6’3” 255 Jacksonville (FL) University Christian. Following the completion of his Missouri visit, Coleman spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his Missouri offer, his Missouri visit, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
Coleman said that Missouri Offensive Coordinator Josh Henson began recruiting him about three weeks ago. He said that he had an in-home visit with Missouri this past Sunday, and that Missouri offered him this past Wednesday, just a couple of hours after he had committed to Iowa State.
“The Missouri offer is a game-changer,” admitted Coleman, who also holds offers from Idaho, and Fresno State, among others, in addition to Iowa State and Missouri. He has visited Idaho, Iowa State, and Missouri.
Coleman will announce his final decision Wednesday morning.
Coleman said that he likes Missouri, and he enjoyed his Missouri visit. He said that he was hosted on his Missouri visit by fellow Jacksonville (FL) native Marvin Zanders, and that he also spent quite a bit of time with Paul Adams.
“My Missouri visit was awesome!” explained Coleman, who went on to say that he wants to be a great player. “The school is beautiful! It seems like a tight-knit family. The coaches are honest. The players are honest, and real cool.”
Coleman said that he has been timed at 4.81 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and that his personal best in the bench press is 315 pounds. He said that while Iowa State likes him as a defensive tackle, Missouri projects him to play defensive end. He said that won’t really impact his decision.
“I’ll still make plays,” said Coleman. “I told Coach Kool that I want to be great!”
Coleman said that this weekend was the first time he’d seen snow.
“It was fun!” said Coleman. “I made a snowball.”
Coleman said the weather won’t impact his upcoming decision.
“All that matters is the education that I’m getting at the school,” explained Coleman, who went on to say that while he has already made his final decision, he will make it public on National Signing Day.