Northmont's Coleman Says Buckeyes Have Offered

The Buckeyes appear to be continuing to hit the instate recruiting early and often this year. DB/WR Kurt Coleman of Clayton Northmont is the latest to say the Buckeyes have offered, and they are not the first. We caught up with Coleman a short time ago to find out more about the offer and where things stand with his recruitment.

There was word the other day that Ohio State may have extended an offer to first team All-Ohio player Kurt Coleman of Clayton Northmont. We caught up with Coleman to find out the latest.

"I was offered, but I have not committed," Coleman said. "I was offered on Friday by Coach Tressel. He called my coach."

Coleman played wide receiver and cornerback for Northmont last year. Ohio State did not specify a position when they offered.

"The offer was open," Coleman said. "I could play either spot. I would rather play corner.

"I played corner for a couple of games and played safety for most games. I had two interceptions for touchdowns. I could have had four, but two were called back."

Coleman also lists offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, Boston College, and Eastern Michigan.

"The only school I visited was Ohio State," he said.

Coleman listed his height as 5-11 and said he ran a 4.44 at school. He is optimistic about his team's chances next year.

"I think we'll have a good team coming back," Coleman said. "We'll have a good defensive team. We lost about half our offense. We have a great young quarterback coming in though -- a 6-5, 200 pound left hander."

As of now, Coleman expects to make a decision before the season.

"Hopefully I will pick my school by June or July," he said. "Ohio State is my favorite right now."

Coleman lists a 2.9 GPA and will take his ACT in June.


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