Recruit Update: Derrick Coleman

Fullerton Troy fullback Derrick Coleman, the third ranked fullback nationally by Scout.com, talks about the two doses of big news he received on Monday and how it affects his recruitment...

Fullerton (Calif.) Troy fullback Derrick Coleman had an eventful Monday.

The three-star fullback got news on Monday afternoon that UCLA had let go Karl Dorrell, the coach who had offered him.

"I wasn't really surprised," said Coleman. "It kind of looked like the coaches weren't going to be there. Maybe it's a good thing. We'll find out."

On Monday evening, Coleman ended up receiving an offer from USC.

"USC offered me (Monday) as a tailback. I'm taking an official visit to USC this weekend," said Coleman. "San Diego State is the other school who's been talking to me a lot."

Coleman said the offer from the Trojans further skews things for him.

"My options are kind of opening right now," said Coleman. "I'm worried that a new coach could come in and not be interested in me. It's a win-win situation wherever I go, UCLA or USC. I want to make a decision that I won't regret and find out all the information. It actually is stressful again."

Coleman said he would make a final decision on his commitment after he took an official visit to UCLA, which he's planning to do on December 15th.

"After I take those official visits, I'll know," said Coleman. "I'll want to see how long the process at UCLA will be."


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