San Antonio DB hoping for SMU offer

San Antonio East Central defensive back Matt Coleman has gotten bigger and faster over the summer after camping on the Hilltop. Is he interested in becoming a Mustang?

San Antonio East Central defensive back Matt Coleman has made the commitment to beef up and get faster this summer, and it has paid off tremendously.

"My height went up to 5'10 ½, my weight went up to 175, and my 40 time went down to 4.37."

Coleman has collected offers from a number of schools and is currently contemplating between Idaho State and Army.

Coleman, who attended a camp at SMU this summer, says that he really enjoyed the campus its coaches and thought that that he would end up getting an offer; however, he's yet to receive one.

"I felt really good about that camp. They helped me develop a smoother backpedal and get a better stance," Coleman said. "I thought they were going to offer me because they were paying a lot of attention to me, but I never got an offer."

In fact, Coleman says that he never spoke to any of the coaches at SMU after the camp and has since turned his focus to the offers that he has currently.

Coleman, who's listed as a defensive back, says that he's open to playing safety or cornerback and he thinks that his bigger frame and increased speed can help him play either position effectively at the next level.

"I'd play either one because I like them both," Coleman said. "(Increased speed) helps because now I don't have to take those long steps that slow me down, I can make short quicker steps."

Coleman, who was previously listed at 160, says that he has increased his protein intake and work in the weight room to put on pounds this summer.

He says that although he would like to get an offer from SMU he would still have to continue his research and make the right decision for him.

"I would have to do research but by their coaching staff maybe," he said. "They were real friendly and they just told it how it is."

Coleman says that he's looking forward to the upcoming season and he thinks that his team has a chance at doing something special.

"I feel like we're going to do better than we have in the past," Coleman said. "I feel like we have a very good chance at going all the way."

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