Offers roll in for Co-Lin defensive end

One of the top sack-masters in the JUCO ranks this fall promises to be Copiah-Lincoln DE Terrance Coleman (6-1.5, 247) a player who had a huge season as a freshman last fall. With that in mind, it's no wonder the talented defensive end already has four offers and several more could be on the way...

As a prep back in Mobile (Al.), Coleman had his choice of schools to attend, but decided to sign with Auburn when it was all said and done.

"I liked the staff and the it was still pretty close to home," Coleman told "A lot of stuff went into (the decision), but I committed to them and signed and then when I didn't qualify, they placed me (at Copiah-Lincoln)."

Playing strictly as a defensive end for the Bobcats, Coleman posted 37 tackles, 10 sacks and 14 tackles-for-loss for a team that went 6-3 last fall.

"I mainly played with my hand down," Coleman said. "I didn't really rush from a stand-up position, but I'd like to try it a little and see how it goes.

"I mean, rushing the quarterback is what I do best and to me, if you can rush the quarterback you can do it with your hand down or standing up."

Recruiting has been pretty steady for Coleman since the end of the season with four offers already on the table.

"Until last week I had offers from Tennessee, Memphis and Tulsa and then Kentucky offered me late last week," Coleman said. "Oklahoma State has been sending me a lot of mail and Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Auburn are all calling me.

"A school I'd really like to hear more from is Miami, but I'm not hearing a lot from them right now."

As far as what he's looking for in the school he ultimately ends up at, Coleman said the depth chart won't play a factor.

"I like to compete so I don't care how many players they have at my position," Coleman said. "More than anything I want to find a staff I trust and a good program I can spend a few years at and be happy.

"I've been through recruiting before already, but I still want to take my visits and decide after that, probably during my season or right after it."

Coleman is on pace to be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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