NC State has enjoyed an impressive run of commitments as of late and that continued on Tuesday when the Pack secured the services of Princeton (NJ) Hun School standout S Donald Coleman.
After making his official visit to NC State two weekends ago, the 6-0, 207 pound Coleman made a visit to Iowa this past weekend which made his choice today extremely difficult.
However, after talking to NC State special team’s coach Jerry Petercuskie earlier today, Coleman made a conference call with defensive back’s coach Mike Reed and head coach Tom O’Brien this evening to announce his intentions.
“Coach Petercuskie came up to see me today but I didn’t commit then,” said Coleman. “Me, my dad and sister called coach O’Brien and coach Reed on a conference call and we told them that we wanted to commit and become a part of the Wolfpack.
“Coach O’Brien was very excited. He told me he wanted to welcome me to the family and he couldn’t wait to work with me to help me become a better football player and a better man also.”
Coleman becomes NC State's 22nd commitment for the class of 2009. He selected NC State over offers from Iowa, Minnesota, and Delaware. Because Coleman is a full qualifier attending prep school, he is on track to enroll in January if he chooses to do so but a decision has not been made at this time.
Coleman played his high school ball at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's before enrolling at Princeton (NJ) The Hun School where he switched from linebacker to safety and running back.
In eight games, Coleman rushed for 803 yards (97 carries) and seven scores at The Hun School. Defensively, he tallied 74 tackles, five forced fumbles, and an interception returned for a score.
Stay tuned as Pack Pride will have much more on Coleman and his commitment to the Wolfpack.