Pittsburgh Brashear junior cornerback Therran Coleman has 10 scholarship offers from a handful of schools in the East Coast and Midwest, not to mention schools in the South and Southwest.
And while a handful of schools are actively recruiting him, Pittsburgh is the one school that the 6-2, 180-pound prospect that has put a high priority on him.
Coleman said first-year head coach Pat Narduzzi has been recruiting him the hardest, trying to sell him on keeping the top talent in the area close to home to make a statement for the program.
“They’ve been trying to get me to commit,” said Coleman. “They’ve been telling me how great the program is and where they want to take it. Coach Narduzzi is a real defensive-minded coach. He knows how to coach.”
Outside Pittsburgh, Coleman said Wisconsin and West Virginia are coming after him pretty hard. Badgers head coach Paul Chryst and members of his staff were monitoring Coleman when they coached at Pittsburgh last season and extended him a UW offer in early March.
“They said I could make an immediate impact as soon as I walk on to campus,” said Coleman. “I’ve been talking to Coach (Chris) Haering and Coach (Daronte) Jones. I am trying to get up there sometime in July. I am not sure when.”
Rated a three-star prospect and the No.83 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, Coleman camped at West Virginia over the summer, working out primary at cornerback with some wide receiver mixed in for the Mountaineers coaching staff.
“I thought the camp went pretty good,” said Coleman. “I like the program.”
Looking for a school with a strong academic background, Coleman claims no current favorites.
“I want to decide before the start of my season,” he said.