Texas DT Steven Coleman

With a good performance at the Texas Nike Camp, Steven Coleman is one of the fastest-rising prospects in Texas. He has offers from everyone, and talks about his recruitment...

Steven Coleman, 6-5, 285, from Dallas (Tex.) Skyline, is getting some considerably recruiting attention and UCLA, at this point, looks like a bit of a longshot for him.

Coleman is considered one of the best defensive tackle prospects in Texas. While he played both ways as a junior last year, he'll play mostly defensive tackle next year. With good size to go along with a good explosiveness off the ball, he looked very impressive at the College Station Nike Camp in May.

As a result, he garned offers from about 20 differenct major programs from around the country.

When asked what schools Coleman was considering, he said, "A&M, Colorado, Florida and Notre Dame." He cited the fact that Texas A&M is a "big campus" and the only campus he's seen thus far. He liked the cold weather and tradition of Colorado. He said that Florida had been a favorite of his since he was little. And Notre Dame's tradition is a selling point for the Irish.

When it was pointed out that he had said in previous interviews he had interest in west coast schools, Coleman said, "Yeah, somewhat UCLA." He said he liked big schools, and he knew UCLA was a big school and had heard that it had a great atmosphere.

No school is really standing out to him, Coleman said. "All of them are about the same, and they're all recruiting me about the same right now."

He did indicate, though, that even with Texas A&M among his leaders, he would prefer to go out of state. He said his parents didn't have a preference for him staying close to home.

Coleman definitely wants to take most of his trips. He said, "I want to learn about each school, see how interested they are in me, and how the academics are at each school."

He has a 3.2 GPA and said he scored a 940 on his SAT.


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