Player Spotlight: Emmery Coleman

Tularosa stud is one of the better sophomore football players in the state. Only a freshman this past season, he has great size and speed that colleges love.

With signing day 2008 behind us, it's never too early to look to the future. This year several New Mexico studs signed their letter of intent including Landry Jones and Jonathan Mader. The 2009 class is shaping up to be a good one with Rio Mares and James Hall as the headliners, heck even the 2010 class is looking pretty good with super sophomores Alex Montano and Zach Daugherty leading the way. Today we bring you an early look to 2011 with freshman sensation Emery Coleman from Tularosa. Coleman has great size for a WR standing 6'2 and good enough speed running in the 4.7 range right now. If he can improve his speed, watch out, the small school ranks might not be able to hold him.

PrepNewMexico.com: What is your height, weight, 40 times, bench and squat?

Coleman: Right now I'm 6'2 and I weigh 160, right bench 165

PrepNewMexico.com: As an 8th grader you were playing varsity football what was that like?

Coleman: The game was pretty fast once we started out over the summer we went to Las Cruces for a team camp and that really helped me get used to it.

PrepNewMexico.com: What are your primary positions that you play?

Coleman: I mainly play wide receiver and corner, of those two, I would rather play wide receiver because I like to catch and try to make a move on people, to try and make something happen in the open field.

PrepNewMexico.com: What was your best memory from this past season?

Coleman: The moment that really sticks out in my mind was catching my first touchdown pass as a freshman.

PrepNewMexico.com: What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Coleman: Right now I'm playing basketball and after practice I lift in the weight room, right now it's not heavy but it is enough to try and keep my strength.

PrepNewMexico.com: What are your strengths as a football player?

Coleman: I would say my speed and my hands; I try and catch the ball away from my body as much as I can.

PrepNewMexico.com: What are your weaknesses as a football player?

Coleman: Getting off the line faster and to run my routes faster, I'm trying to get faster which should help with me getting off the line.

PrepNewMexico.com: What do you like most about the game of football?

Coleman: I really like playing the games, when it's a close game and you are fighting it out.

PrepNewMexico.com: What are your aspirations as far as playing football in college?

Coleman: Right now I would really like to play basketball in college hopefully at a D1 type school; I would try football if that was the sport that took me to that level.

PrepNewMexico.com: Name some teammate's people need to look out for next season?

Coleman: A few of my guys would be Nicholas Saenz RB/WR and Tyler Davis our QB.

Coleman: PrepNewMexico.com: What can we expect from your team next year?

I think we are going to be pretty good, if we just play hard and execute plays, we also need to play better on defense. If we do that we should get farther than we did last year.

We would like to thank Emmery for his time and wish him the best of luck along with all of his Tularosa teammates in 2008. It will be fun watching Coleman mature into one of the better football players in the small school ranks.

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