August 15, 2008
Coleman Makes Five
Things are really starting to heat up for the Huskies 2009 recruiting class. Yesterday they picked up their fourth and fifth commit after [dd]Nathan Fellner[/db] gave his verbal in the morning and the top player in Washington, Deandre Coleman later that day.
"I told coach Willingham during practice yesterday and he was happy to have me," explained Coleman. "I wanted to commit before my senior season so I could just concentrate on getting better. I talked with my mom and my coaches and we really though hard about what was best for me. I like the coaching staff at Washington, I like the tradition and I think they are [a program] on the rise."
Coleman is considered eighth ranked defensive tackle in nation and could provide immediate help at a position lacking depth.
"I would like to play early and I thought about that. I think I could play early if I work hard and get better."
Living in the Huskies backyard had a factor in his decision because of family, but not because of being a Husky fan.
"I didn't really grow up a fan of Washington," said Coleman. "I liked a lot of schools and really thought hard about a bunch of schools. I really could have gone anywhere."
Before he steps foot onto Montlake he still has a senior season left to impress. He hopes to lift Garfield out of irrelevance and have a great season.
"I want to be all-league and the state player of the year. But I really want to help my team make the playoffs."
Udubsports.com would like to congratulate Deandre Coleman and his family on the decision.
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