Coleman still waiting for an opportunity

Coleman still waiting for an opportunity

Heading into the 2010 football season, Copiah-Lincoln DE Terrance Coleman (6-2, 245) was a player schools from across the country had their collective eyes on. However, due to some questions about his academics, some schools fell by the wayside. The talented pass-rusher told JCFootball.com that his schoolwork is now in order and he hopes to make a decision on a school in the very near future...

"Things sorta tailed off as the season went along because some schools had some questions about my credits and my classes," Coleman told JCFootball.com. "I mean, I had offers from a lot of schools, but they all pulled back when they thought I wasn't going to be able to graduate, but that's all been settled.

"I have to take a class in the first summer session, but then I'll be done and I can enroll at a school this summer, right after I finish that up."

As a freshman in 2009, Coleman punished opposing quarterbacks to the tune of 10 sacks and 19 hurries while also posting 37 tackles and 14 tackles-for-loss. This past fall, Coleman saw double-teams almost every play, but still managed to post eight sacks to go along with 44 tackles and 11 tackles-for-loss.

"I had a good season, but things always can go better," Coleman said. "I wanted to get more sacks than I had as a freshman, but I was chipped a lot by backs and they motioned the tight end to my side a lot too.

"I feel like it opened up stuff for my teammates a little bit though and that's what is important."

On the recruiting front, Coleman said that Kentucky is the only school still working with him and he could be taking a visit there very soon.

"They've been talking about a visit, but we haven't set it up yet," Coleman said. "I'd like to at least have a few more options, so I can work it out and decide which one fits me best, but Kentucky is the school that wants me the most right now, so they are the school I am looking at the hardest."

If Coleman gets all of his classes finished on time to enroll at a school this summer, he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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