Coleman looking to show his mettle in 2013

After sitting out the 2012 season while getting his classes and credits in order, Contra Costa LB/S Jarmon Coleman (5-10, 220) is ready to show everyone what he can do on the football field this fall. caught up with the sure-tackling prospect recently and he updated us on where things stand so far in the recruiting process...

"When I first got here (in 2011), I played a lot and had a good freshman year, but when I met with coach (Alonzo) Carter last summer he said I hadn't taken some of the right classes," Coleman recalled. "He said I could play (in 2012), but that I would have to go to a D-2 school or lower and he said he felt I could play at a higher level, so I decided to sit out the year and get my classes all set up and taken care of so that I could have a chance to play D-1 ball instead.

"It's kinda frustrating because I am a good student and I had done well in those classes, but I guess I just didn't register for the right ones, so that was something I had to take care of."

As a freshman back in 2011, Coleman played some strong safety and some outside linebacker and managed to post 40 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and he hopes to be even better this fall.

"I've got the speed of the game at this level down now since I've been here for a while," Coleman said. "I think I can be an even bigger contributor to our defense this year. They want me at the WIL (weakside linebacker) spot, but I will also play some nickel linebacker and also some strong safety. Wherever my team needs me, that's what I'll do."

On the recruiting front, things have been a little slow for the hard-hitting prospect, but he has heard from several schools and hopes a good spring can lead to some offers.

"Tulane, Louisville, California, Louisiana Tech, ULM, Georgia State, Texas Southern, Southern and Prairie View A&M have all been in contact with me and they will be out to see us in the spring," Coleman said. "I just want to show everyone I can play at the next level and do well and I feel like if they see me this spring, that will go a long way in helping them see what I can do."

Coleman is on pace to graduate in May and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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