SU Signee Coleman Recruiting Teammates

Marcus Coleman was one of the more solid 2012 players to Syracuse in terms of the level of his commitment, but he is trying to help out the future cause as well – putting in a good word for a pair of potential 2013 SU targets that happen to be on his high school team.

Since National Signing Day rolled around two months ago, Syracuse signee Marcus Coleman has been busy working on his body to prepare for BCS-level football.

"I just been working out like crazy, trying to get in shape, trying to get stronger," said the Camden Catholic (NJ) standout. "Maintaining A's and B's like I'm doing right now and getting ready for class (at Syracuse) on July 2."

The Orange coaching staff has continued to check up on him every so often.

"I was talking to Coach (Tim) Daoust last week, he wants me to come to a practice and the spring game," said Coleman. "He checks on my family, he checks on my grades and we have a normal conversation and then we talk about football."

Not only is the defensive tackle working out with his former teammates, but he is putting in extra workouts every day.

"I'm still working out with my teammates at Camden Catholic, then I have a morning workouts by myself and I go to training and I workout at dusk," admitted Coleman.

But when he has time, especially during workouts, he is keeping an eye on the recruitment of a pair of juniors on the Fighting Irish's roster – linebacker Jarred Alwan and wide receiver Thomas Wescott.

"Jarred's been going on a lot of visits recently, his recruitment is blowing up," said Coleman. "So is Wescott's. They would be a great help to the school and to the (SU) team."

The veteran is actively recruiting the underclassmen for Syracuse – though neither player holds an SU offer just yet.

Coleman has also been interacting with his fellow incoming teammates, particularly Milton (GA) High School defensive end Josh Manley. The two stay in touch on Facebook and constantly talk 2012, even comparing workout progress leading up to fall camp.

So what is the big defensive tackle going to do before getting to SU?

"Just trying to get in shape for college workouts,: he said. "I'm on target right now at 275 (pounds), which is the weight they want me to come in at, so I've gained 10 pounds since the season ended.

"It's healthy weight, I'm not a fat-man."

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