Why Donte Coleman Committed to Texas Tech

RaiderPower.com interviewed West Mesquite TE Donte Coleman about his pledge to the Red Raiders.

West Mesquite TE Donte Coleman said he decided to commit to Texas Tech because it just felt right after being swarmed with love from the fan base and coaching staff.

The 6-foot-4 and 215-pound tight end choose Texas Tech over Arizona State, California, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Washington, Boise State, Nevada, Rice, SMU and Fresno State.

“I felt the time was right to make the decision on Tech,” Coleman said. “I was out there for junior day, me and my family loved it.”

Coleman said what really stood out to him during his March visit was watching a practice and the overall campus.

“The campus is crazy. It’s really big and there are so many opportunities out there,” Colman said.

He said his family was sold on Texas Tech as soon as they visited the campus and after that he knew “it was a go.”


The coaching staff, specifically Trey Haverty, Eric Morris and even Kliff Kingsbury, has been recruiting Coleman the hardest and it paid off.

“Our relationship is great,” Coleman said. “They are open and always answer my questions and have been really welcoming.”

What really pushed Texas Tech in front of all of the other schools going after Coleman was their offensive system.

“The thing with Tech is there offensive scheme and what they do on offense, the things I can do there with that will be scary.”

He said after the coaches started talking about former Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro he studied what they did with him, compared it to his play and knew right then he could be a game changer at Texas Tech.

Coleman is ready to suit up in red and black and said after all the love has been shown from the fans he is excited to get to Lubbock.

“It’s great. I felt welcome,” Coleman said. “The fans are crazy and they have been showing me real love. Tech fans are just awesome.”


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