Nine offers and counting for Coleman

Schools continue to file in and offer Tyler DE Will Coleman (6-4, 240), making him one of the hotter JUCO prospects in the country as we count down toward the start of the 2013 football season...

"Colorado State just offered," Coleman said via text message early Monday morning.

The offer from the CSU joins full rides from Arizona State, Houston, Kentucky, Memphis, North Texas, South Florida, Southern Miss and Texas Tech and he has seen heavy interest from schools like Akron, Louisiana Tech, San Diego State and Utah State among others.

Coleman enjoyed a solid prep career at Tyler (Tx.) Lee, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship, so he decided the JC route was the best way to go.

"My grades were what held me back," Coleman admitted to back in the spring. "Tyler was close to home, I liked the program here and I had a couple of friends who were here, so I enrolled and I've enjoyed it here."

As a freshman in 2012, Coleman missed the first couple of games due to a minor injury, but then went on to work his way into the rotation along the defensive line and posted 18 tackles, one sack and three tackles-for-loss.

"We rotated a lot and I had to work my way into things," Coleman said. "We had some good sophomores that were ahead of me, so when I got my chances, I had to make the most of them.

"I'm a rush end in our system, but you have to learn both sides so we don't have to switch when the tight end lines up differently, so I can play on either side."

Coleman is on pace to graduate in May, but there is an outside chance that he will finish things up in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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