October 27, 2009
Coleman talks UA visit
Few prospects have seen their stock rise this fall as much as Olive Branch (MS) offensive tackle Shon Coleman. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound lineman committed to the Auburn Tigers back in April but has seen interest from other schools continue to pick up thanks to an impressive senior season. This weekend, Coleman was in Tuscaloosa to watch two of the teams that are continuing to pursue him, Alabama and Tennessee.
"I was in Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit this weekend and it was a really good time," Coleman said. "I really had a chance to see the campus and see what it's like on a game day and the game was incredible. The atmosphere in the stadium was so loud."
Following the Crimson Tide's narrow 12-10 victory, Coleman spoke briefly with head coach Nick Saban and offensive line coach Joe Pendry.
"After the game, I got a chance to talk to Coach Saban and Coach Pendry. They asked me about how my season is going and really didn't try to pressure me too much. They are being respectful but they have definitely let me know they are still interested in me."
The four-star prospect remains focused on his pursuit of a state title for Olive Branch and said that while he remains committed to Auburn for now, he does plan on reconsidering the recruiting process once his senior season has ended.
"I really haven't decided where I'm going to take my official visits yet. I'm probably going to wait until after the season before I start making any more decisions about recruiting. I want to give everybody a chance. There's really no one ahead of anybody else right now."
Coleman is a member of the Rivals100 and is rated as the nation's No. 10 offensive tackle. He is also rated as the top overall prospect in the state of Mississippi.
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