Coleman ready for senior season to begin

With his size and athleticism, Walnut (Ca.) DE/TE Aubrey Coleman could play on either side of the ball. He committed to Washington very early in the process and remains solidly in their camp even with an offer from another Pac 10 school and interest coming from some other programs in the conference. caught up with him recently and he updated us on things...

"I'm just getting ready for the start of my season this coming Friday," Coleman told "My coaches have me playing both defensive end and safety and last Friday in our scrimmage, I got my first sack so that was pretty cool."

Washington extended an offer to Coleman very early in the process and he jumped on it, but when Arizona State came calling with an offer as well, there was some worry amoung the Husky faithful he would waiver, but he said that people shouldn't worry.

"I talk to coach (Demetrice) Martin all the time," Coleman said. "We talk about how my summer school went and how much they are looking forward to getting me up there to visit and see the school.

"He's told me a couple of times they want me at end, so he wants me to put on more size and that's what I'm going to do once our season is over.

"I love playing receiver, but I just want to play, have fun and get my education. The rest will take care of itself."

Speaking of summer school, it's no secret that Coleman had some work to do in the classroom and while he isn't out of the woods yet, he told that he's been doing exactly what the Husky coaches have been telling him to do.

"I took two summer classes and got above a B in both of them," Coleman said proudly. "It's looking like, if I take care of all the stuff I need to take care of, that I won't have a problem getting my classes in and my grades where they need to be."

Coleman has yet to take his SAT or ACT and said he's working with his counselors on when to take it.

"As far as visits, I have to set that up with (Martin) and I guess I have to take one of the tests before I can visit so I need to speak to him about that," Coleman said. "I watched a little of their game last week against BYU and thought they looked good. It's too bad they didn't win.

"My dad and I are going to buy the Husky channel on (their cable system) so I can watch all their games. I'm really looking forward to watching them play against Nebraska in a couple of weeks. That should be a real good game."

As a receiver, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Coleman hauled in 33 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns last year while recording 57 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the defensive side of the ball from his safety position.

Coleman and his teammates take on Troy (Fullerton, Ca.) Friday night.

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