Coleman Picks Dream School

It was a couple of big days for Ohio defensive back Nick Coleman as he found his future home at Notre Dame.

Late interest from Michigan State and Notre Dame changed the summer plans made by Kettering (Ohio) Alter defensive back Nick Coleman.

However, in the end the changes led Coleman to his dream school and his future college home.

"I loved it at Notre Dame," said Coleman. "I went up on Tuesday night and everything was great. I got a strong feeling about them and spent the day with them all day Wednesday. We we're going back on Thursday morning, but decided to go see the coaches and it was then I committed."

"When all was said and done, Coleman made a connection with new Irish defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.

"The main reason to be honest was Coach VanGorder and the players," he said. "Also the feeling I had for the school as I never felt more sure in all of my life about something."

With a father that also had his own Notre Dame experience, Coleman found his dad taking a behind the scenes approach.

"He's happy," said Coleman about his father. "He was getting a little emotional and was telling a whole lot of stories, but he tried to stay out of it and allowed my mother and I to ask all of the questions. He was cool and tried not to be biased about anything.

While Coleman was excited to put recruiting behind him, he also was respectful of all the coaches that showed faith in his abilities.

One of the hardest things in my life was calling the other coaches." he said. "I had built a solid relationship with Coach (Harlon) Barnett at Michigan State and Coach (Brandon) Shelby at Indiana along with the guys at Pittsburgh. But I had to do it, the good thing is they were more respectful than I thought they would be about it.

With the recruiting process behind him, Coleman is ready to start his final year of high school and get to his new home.

I'm anxious to get up there because as I've said, Notre Dame was my dream school," he said. "All I had to do was come up here and see Notre Dame for myself. It was everything I thought it would be and more.

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