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Baltimore-based Defensive Lineman Earned Scholarship Offer From West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia continues to mine its camps looking for potential trench players. One such candidate is Marcus Coleman, who was a surprise visitor to the Mountaineers' "Big Man" camp this past weekend.

Coleman, a 6-5, 280-pound defensive lineman, already held offers from Syracuse, Virginia and NC State, among others, entering the WVU camp. He left with another when assistant coach Bruce Tall extended an offer to the Baltimore product. It didn't take much time, as by the end of the first day of camp Coleman had the scholarship on the table from his first Big 12 school.

Still, Coleman said he didn’t think his performance was all that great. “The camp was a pretty chill camp," Coleman said. I didn't (feel like I did) a lot. The (West Virginia) coaches talked to my coach in the morning after the first day and he told me to expect an offer to come in a couple days. But instead it came that day, which was great.”


Coleman holds Power Five offers from Virginia, Syracuse, UNC, and NC State. He also has lower tier offers from Marshall, Old Dominion, James Madison, Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State. Coleman says it was his first time visiting WVU and Morgantown, and he and didn't get much of a chance to tour the campus.

“But the stadium looks great and the fans seemed very cool," he said.

West Virginia has seven players verbally committed for the 2017 class, none of which are defensive linemen.

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