Coleman Opening Eyes At Camps

Therran Coleman doubles as a quarterback and cornerback for the Brashear Bulls. He's recaps a few of the camps he's been to this summer.

Brashear High School has a pretty good track record of producing Division I talent over the years.

In recent years, the program has sent John Wetzel to Boston College, and a couple of players like Manasseh Garner and Ed Tinker to Pittsburgh.

The next one to keep an eye on is two-way star Therran Coleman--the Bulls quarterback and cornerback.

Coleman, 6-0, 170, is being recruited as a defensive back. Already this summer, he's camped at Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Michigan State.

All three schools have given him a good feel for where he stands, and what he needs to work on.

(Michigan State), was a week and a half ago," Coleman said. "I think it was really nice. The coaches, they said they like me.

"I worked at corner and receiver, a couple really nice receivers I got to defend."

That was followed by a trip to Ohio State, where head coach Urban Meyer made a point to come up and introduce himself after his performance there.

It was pretty good, I had three interceptions, only two passes caught against me," Coleman said. "Coach Meyer, he kept telling me I did a good job, he came over and shook my hand."

It's safe to say the Pitt coaching staff is keeping an eye on him. He's being recruited by linebackers coach Chris Haering and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph. This month alone, he's been to Pitt three times--twice for camp, and once more for another unofficial visit.

He went as a defensive back the first time, then came back a second time to workout as a quarterback.

"Pitt was real nice, I talked to some of the players, and to Coach Haering and Coach Rudolph," Coleman said. "They were happy I came back--they came up and thanked me for coming again."

He was also impressed at the level of competition at both Pitt camps.

"A lot of solid guys, they were really fast," Coleman added.

And, he's not done yet. Coleman says he has a couple of individual goals for the rest of the summer, and a few more camp visits planned.

"The rest of the summer, I'm going to be working on my speed," Coleman said. "I have a whole bunch of camps I'm going to go to. I'm going to Akron, Penn State, and then West Virginia."


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