Coleman Comes Equipped With Speed

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Corey Coleman, 2012 wide receiver prospect out of Pearce HS in Richardson (TX). Coleman is a speedster that is being recruited to play running back, wide receiver and corner back on the D1 level. Check below to see what Coleman had to say.

Corey Coleman can attack a defense from multiple positions on the field rather it is split out wide, in the slot or lined up in the backfield. All three positions allow Coleman to get in space and utilize his speed which helped him rack up 67-catches for 997-yards and 11 touchdowns along with 94-carries for 439-yards and 13-touchdowns.

Coleman is multi-talented with the ball in his hands and yet could even find himself playing on the defensive side of the ball in college. Oklahoma is one of many schools that have taken notice of Coleman's abilities and they are recruiting Coleman on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and cornerback.

Coleman says he's not better at one position over the other.

"I think I'm pretty equal," Coleman said about playing wide receiver and cornerback. "Where ever I can get on the field the fastest and help the team."

At this early stage in his recruitment Coleman has seen quite a bit of interest from multiple schools.

"OU, they definitely are," Coleman began. "OSU, they offered me already. LSU, Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Cal. I'm pretty sure there is some more."

The Sooners haven't offered Coleman but the speedy athlete has confidence that they will in the future.

"Yea I'm pretty sure they will," Coleman said about Oklahoma offering sometime down the road.

Back in December Coleman attended the Sooners first junior day. While on his visit Coleman got a chance to hang out with both wide receivers coach Jay Norvell and defensive backs coach Willie Martinez.

"Think they are pretty good guys they are pretty nice, down to earth guys," Coleman explained.

Coleman had been to Norman before this past summer at a camp. The environment just makes him feel like he's at home.

"I went there for a camp this summer. I felt really safe like I'm at home. I like a couple of players that I think are really good and work real hard."

When it comes to speed Coleman has plenty of it.

"I ran a 4.28," Coleman said."They timed it again and it was a 4.29 and then they timed it again and it was a 4.31. When I got it lasered it was a 4.31."

Not only does he play football but Coleman also runs track where he runs the 100m and 200m even though he prefers the 200 more where he claims a 21.7 as his fastest time.

"I run the 100 sometimes but I don't much like it. I'm really good at the 200. I went to the regionals in the 200 my freshman year and my sophomore year."

With his senior year right around the corner Coleman talked about what he will look to improve on for next season.

"Get stronger in the weight room definitely. And be a more precise route runner," Coleman said.

Midlands Recruiting Manager Greg Powers contributed to this report

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