October 8, 2011

Four schools lead for LB Coleman

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Gateway linebacker Jaylen Coleman is focused on four schools and will start taking his official visits soon.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect is one of the top uncommitted linebackers in the region and several schools have clearly made him a priority recruit.

"I'll take an official visit to West Virginia in about two weeks and Cincinnati in a couple of weeks, too," he said. "I plan on setting those up after my next game."

As for favorites?

"It would be Cincinnati, West Virginia, Toledo and then Virginia," he explained.

"I like everything about Cincinnati. I like everything about the campus and I love the coaching staff. They have linebackers leaving so that's good for me.

"I like West Virginia's coaching staff and I like their defense a little bit, too.

"With Toledo, I love the coaching staff. Everything's close around the campus and the academics are off the charts. I like some of the same things about them that I like about Cincinnati."

Coleman claims an offer from Virginia came in a couple of months ago but that hasn't been quite as publicized as his other offers. The Cavaliers are in a scholarship crunch so it's not clear whether the offer still stands.

"They've been like, 'What do you want to do?'," Coleman said, acknowledging that he might not have forever if he wants to pick UVa.

Coleman plans on making his decision public after his homecoming game on November 4.

So far this year through five games Coleman has registered 60 tackles and rushed for 500 yards on offense.

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