An offensive tackle at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Coleman took his official visit to Mizzou two weeks ago and signed with the Tigers on Wednesday morning. He’ll graduate early and enroll in school next month.
“I'm honestly really excited. I can't wait,” Coleman told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to it and I know it’s gonna be interesting and fun.”
Coleman committed to the Tigers in the spring and has visited campus twice in the past few weeks. He was able to catch a home game late in the season and then took his official visit earlier this month.
Those two experiences only served to solidify that the 6-foot-5, 285-pound three-star prospect made the right decision when he picked the Tigers months earlier.
“The official visit was great,” Coleman said. “Hanging out with all the commits and bonding was the best part. It already feels like a brotherhood there.”
Coleman will be a part of that brotherhood soon enough and it adds to his eagerness to start the next phase of his life as a college student-athlete. So does the fact that his senior season was cut short when he suffered a broken leg early in the season.
“I’m doing really well with my recovery,” Coleman said. “I’m at about 90% I’d say. The next step is rehabbing at Mizzou with better facilities and they’re saying they’ll get me healthy real quick.”
The Tigers will work to get Coleman completely healthy and ready to go for spring football in a few months. He said they want him to get his weight up to around 300 pounds and he’s expected to start out as a right tackle.
Getting back on the field has served as a huge motivation for Coleman following his unfortunate injury.
“Honestly I cannot wait,” he said. “I’m too ready for it cause it’s been too long since I’ve been on a football field. Spring football is the only thing that’s been on my mind lately cause I’m so ready for it.”
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