Several Schools Trying to Flip Donte Coleman

RaiderPower.com caught up with West Mesquite tight end and Texas Tech commit Donte Coleman, who said he's still hearing from several schools, but remains a solid Red Raider pledge.

West Mesquite tight end Donte Coleman committed to Texas Tech back in March, but that has not slowed down his recruitment one bit.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound three-star recruit is still hearing from a number of programs, and even expecting more offers to roll in. Naturally, you would ask is he solid with the Red Raiders?

“I’m still hearing from schools and I’m still listening, but I know where my mind and my heart at,” Coleman said.

The schools going after Coleman the hardest are Nebraska, Fresno State, Cal and the latest is West Virginia. He said he talks with Nebraska quite often and will take a visit when they play South Alabama.

Coleman also has a visit to Fresno State lined up for the fall and “hopefully” to Cal and “maybe” to West Virginia depending if they offer.

Despite all the attention from other programs, Coleman reassured that he is solid with Texas Tech.

Coleman has been keeping in touch with coaches Trey Haverty and Kevin Curtis on a daily basis. A visit to Lubbock for the TCU game is in the works, but he will definitely be at the Baylor game in Arlington.

If you ask most of the players in the 2016 class you wouldn’t doubt him either. Coleman keeps in touch with a lot of his fellow commits and has welcomed everyone that has come aboard since he committed to Texas Tech.

He said he mainly keeps in touch with Texas Tech pledges Houston Miller, Nick McCann, and Johnathan Picone.

“It’s cool getting to know everybody. It’s important that everyone gets to know each other and be able to build that chemistry with each other,” Coleman said.

He continued to go on about the potential of this recruiting class.

“Overall the 2016 class is going to be the class that changes the game and the one that turns the Texas Tech program around,” Coleman said.

Although, Coleman said he is ready for this program to start that turnaround because he knows and has heard about how hard the team is working. For the meantime, he is focused on his senior season and his goal of getting all-state honors.

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