October 13, 2009

Coleman to make big jump in rankings

Olive Branch (Miss.) offensive tackle Shon Coleman has been dominating top defensive linemen since the summer.

Apparently, someone finally noticed.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Coleman is expected to make a significant move in Rivals.com's updated rankings, scheduled to be released Tuesday. Coleman, who has been committed to Auburn since April, projects to be one of the country's top 100 overall recruits.

And with that comes a four-star rating.

"That's great," said Coleman of his new ranking. "I've been looking for that for a while. I went to a lot of camps in the summer and beat a lot of defensive ends, defensive tackles that were rated a lot higher than me. I went to the LSU camp and we had a tournament and I ended up the top offensive lineman there.

"I've been waiting to get bumped up since then. It feels good to finally get it. I've been looking for that fourth star."

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