Catching up with Lavon Coleman

Back in June, when Lompoc (Ca.) RB Lavon Coleman visited Seattle, he became part of a record-setting day for the Huskies when he and seven other recruits decided to commit to Washington. Now, four weeks into his senior season, he updated Dawgman.com about an injury he suffered in week one, when he'll return to the lineup and what schools, if any, may get a visit from him before Signing Day...

"Things were going great until my injury," an upbeat Coleman told Dawgman.com. "In our first game, against A.G. (Arroyo Grande) I had over 170 yards and two touchdowns, but after the game, I had a huge bruise on my thigh.

"The next week I had 233 yards against Frontier in Bakersfield, but my leg was killing me, so much that it hurt to even run.

"The next week I had 60 yards and a touchdown, but I definitely wasn't 100%, so I got it looked at and I have a deep thigh contusion on my right thigh, like right where the muscle separates and it is still pretty painful. I sat out this past game on Friday (a 31-14 win over Dos Pueblos -- Lompoc's 24th in row) and I'll miss this week's game (vs. Morro Bay) and then I should be back and ready to go for the stretch run of my senior season."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Coleman said once he committed to Washington, he expected schools to back off and stop recruiting him, but to his surprise, that didn't happen.

"No school that was after me has stopped recruiting me," Coleman said. "I've been surprised, but it's sorta a good problem to have honestly.

"It's nice knowing that I have so many schools still after me."

He is also thinking about visiting three of the schools that are continuing to show him interest.

"Besides my visit to Washington, I'm thinking about visiting Utah, Oregon State and UCLA as well," Coleman said. "I'm still set on being a Dawg. I've been watching their games and I can see what they are doing running the ball. I know Jesse (Callier) is hurt and they have a couple of young guys carrying the rock, but they are doing well and making plays.

"The coaches aren't afraid to play young guys, which is really appealing because if you're the best player, you should play, regardless of your age.

"I was thinking about going up to Seattle for my official visit during the season, but after talking about it with the coaches, I think that I'll probably go up there in January, so it isn't such a crazy schedule for me."

He also speaks to Husky running backs coach Joel Thomas regularly.

"Coach Thomas and I have a great relationship," Coleman said. "We just talk about my season, school, how my family is doing, stuff like that. It's actually been really great just getting to know him that much better."

We will continue to keep track of Coleman's progress and we will update news as it happens.

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