Colorado DE has TCU on top

Denver Mullen defensive end Timothy Coleman is looking for his first offer after making the move from the offensive line.

TCU held its last mini-camp on July 13th and during the morning session one player certainly caught the attention of those in attendance. Everyone wanted to know, who's the kid in the bright green shirt?

The answer to that question was Denver Mullen defensive end Timothy Coleman. At 6-foot-3, 240-pounds, Coleman was arguably the top defensive lineman in attendance among an impressive list of competitors. What's shocking is it's his first time to really play defensive end after spending his junior season as an offensive lineman.

Coleman not only recorded one of the fastest forty times at the camp, he was first in line in most position drills and drew a lot of praise from the coaching staff.

"I thought the camp was very good," he said. "The coaches told me I did a good job and I was getting good evaluations. I ran 4.81 forty and a 4.54 shuttle time."

For Coleman to make the long trip from Colorado to Ft. Worth for the camp, an interest has to be there. In fact, Coleman doesn't hesitate when naming the Horned Frogs as his runaway leader.

"TCU has been showing me interest when I was playing on the offensive line. I'm only 16 so I'm growing still," he said. "I love TCU, it's my #1 choice for schools, and this is where I want to be. I love the atmosphere of the school and I like the academics for the program and how you have to have study hall and things like that. It's not too big of a campus either.

"I like the area it's in, the classes. When I took a visit they showed me some of the core classes that they have and I was real interested in those. The campus is just really nice."

With his transition to defensive end set for 2012, Coleman says other teams have him on their radar. Although he doesn't hold an offer to date, if he performs the way he did at the TCU camp, it won't take long to receive one.

"I have Wyoming, Northern Colorado and Colorado showing interest," he said. "It's all interest right now because they want to see my first game; this is going to be my first year at d-end."

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