Auburn's soft verbal has interest in VOLS

An aggressive coaching staff will go after the best players regardless, even if the prospect seems headed elsewhere. That appears to be the case for one of Mississippi's top offensive linemen. Go inside to find out who has interest in the University of Tennessee and plns on camping in Knoxville this summer. If you're not a premium member you're missing out.

An aggressive coaching staff will go after the best players regardless, even if the prospect seems headed elsewhere.

That appears to be the case for one of Mississippi's top offensive linemen.

Olive Branch offensive lineman Shun Coleman is currently committed to the Auburn Tigers, the standout athlete explained the situation to InsideTennessee.com Tuesday afternoon.

"Right now I would say I'm a soft verbal pledge," Coleman said. "I'm still going to take other visits, go to several other camps and there several other schools I still have interest in learning more about."

One of those schools is turning up the heat on Coleman is the University of Tennessee.

"Tennessee is really coming on strong," Coleman explained. "Coach Frank Wilson is a great coach and very easy to talk to. He seems to really care about me as a person, not just a football player."

Other schools who are apparently aren't swayed by Coleman's soft commitment include Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.

Olive Branch High School is just across the Mississippi state line, and borders the city of Memphis Tennessee.

Tennessee apparently hasn't offered Coleman yet, but that hasn't kept the young man's interest down in the Vols.

"I would feel great to get an offer from them," Coleman said. "They are telling me that they want to see me in one of their camps and an offer could be coming shortly afterwards. Tennessee is a great school."

Coleman plans on attending one of the Vols one day camp in hopes of getting to know the new coaching staff at Tennessee.

"I'm hearing a lot of great things about the new coaching staff," Coleman said. "I want to get to know them better. I'm excited about going to camp there this summer."

Coleman, a 6-foot-7, 275-pound offensive tackle prospect became Auburn's fourth verbal commitment for the 2010 football signee class two weeks ago.

He currently has offers from Mississippi State, Memphis, Florida International, Oklahoma State and Southern Mississippi.


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