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West Virginia Gets Defensive Line Commitment from Marcus Coleman

West Virginia got its first defensive line commitment in the football recruiting class of 2017 when Marcus Coleman made the Mountaineers his choice.

Coleman, who attended West Virginia's big man camp in June, gives West Virginia its second lineman in the class, and its first on the defensive side of the ball. Coleman, who also had offers from Virginia, Syracuse, UNC, and North Carolina State, received an offer from WVU after his participation in the session. While he said he didn't have time to fully tour the Mountaineer facilities, his trip, plus the continued work of the Mountaineer staff, resulted in a commitment today.

Despite his size, Coleman is quick and agile. He gets off the ball very well, and can chase down plays both across and down the field. He defeats blockers with quick moves at the line, but definitely has the size and build to develop power rushing moves and stand his ground against the run. He could be either a defensive end or tackle, but he'll almost certainly get a look inside, given his strength. recruiting analysit Brian Dohn also singled out Coleman's quickness.

"Coleman is quick with his first two steps off the snap. He can get into the backfield well and he plays with a little pad leverage. He needs to get a little more flexible, which will allow him to change direction better. He plays hard into the whistle.

In a recent tweet, Coleman noted, "Increased my bench 125 pounds and squat 200 pounds this off season and I'm in great shape just wait." with have more on Coleman shortly.

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