Coleman ready to hit playoffs running

Lavon Coleman was injured early on in his senior season, but that hasn't stopped the 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back from Lompoc, Calif. from getting back in the game. The Washington commit talked to Thursday about the injury, the rest of the season and his recruitment to Montlake.

"One of my fullbacks missed a block and when I got hit I got a leg contusion," Coleman said of his early season injury. He still kept on playing for two more games, and then sat out the next five. He's back in the fold now, and just in time as Lompoc faces St. Francis (La Canada) Friday in the first round of the playoffs. He's taken a few handoffs and done some punt returning in the last two games to get back up to game fitness, and now he's ready to take off again.

"I'm just one player," he said of his leadership qualities and what he needs to do to help Lompoc get back to the winner's circle. "I just do my part to get the touchdowns, the first downs."

Coleman has an official visit set for UW in January and plans on taking official visits to UCLA and Utah after his trip to Seattle before putting pen to paper on his letter of intent.

"I plan on taking official visits," he said. "Everyone else seems to be doing it, so why can't I?"

But does that make him less than 100 percent committed to UW? "100 percent," Coleman said, matter-of-factly. "I'm a Dawg."

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