Bruins In Coleman's Top Four

The Lompoc (Calif.) four-star running back, Lavon Coleman, has UCLA heavily in the mix for his services...

Lompoc (Calif.) running back Lavon Coleman (5-11, 210), is starting to craft his top schools, with offers from nine schools, but four standing out.

"My top four right now is Washington, UCLA, Boise State and Oregon State, in that order," said Coleman.

A number of schools have made the drive up the Central Coast to check out Coleman, and several more are expected during the spring.

"I've seen coaches through here from Fresno State, UNLV and San Diego State, so they're just started to come through," said Coleman. "And Washington and UCLA are planning to come by soon."

Coleman has visited Washington, UCLA and USC, taking in practices for the Huskies and Bruins.

"I liked Washington a lot," said Coleman. "I really like Coach (Joel) Thomas. He's a heck of a guy. Washington is a cool place. I watched a practice and it's really high-paced and they were working."

Coleman visited UCLA this spring as well, taking in a Bruin spring practice.

"UCLA was also pretty cool and they're really going to be a good team," said Coleman. "Coach (Steve) Broussard is a really good coach. I saw the drills that they were doing and some of their running backs are pretty fit for that offense."

Coleman has been paying a good deal of attention to the camp circuit, but soon, he says, he's going to take a step back.

"Spring ball is starting soon, so when it comes to everything else, camps and stuff, I'm going to shut down and focus on our team," said Coleman. "We want to win another CIF title and finally get to the state game."

Last fall, Coleman ran for over 2,000 yards and helped the Braves to an unbeaten season and a CIF-SS title, but in one of the biggest controversies of the season, were left out of the CIF State D-III title game.

"We're focused on that and that's our goal," said Coleman. "Recruiting will take care of itself, but I want to get that state championship."

Coleman said he's currently 210 pounds, but wants to put on another five pounds by the season's start.

"Once track ends, I'll be able to put another five pounds on, and I want to get to about 215 by the season," said Coleman.

Academically, Coleman is in great shape, with a 3.6 and will take the SAT next month.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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