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2012 RB begins to land offers

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It hasn't taken long for Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith running back J.C. Coleman to start picking up offers. The 2012 tailback landed two scholarships recently including one from a BCS school.
"I got verbal offers from West Virginia and yesterday I got an offer from FIU," he said. "It's so exciting to get these offers. I can't wait to start getting even more."
Coleman gave his take on both schools.
"I love West Virginia and their program," he said. "I love the way they use the smaller backs and how they help put the smaller backs into the NFL like Steve Slaton and Noel Devine who will soon be an NFL player. I have really been making a relationship with Coach Beatty and I like him a lot, he's a real cool guy.
"FIU I don't know much about, but I have talked to their coaches and they are real down-to-earth. I just have to learn more about the program."
Coleman has only taken one visit over the past month or so to Florida, but is eyeing more before summer is out.
"I went to a camp at Florida and they showed me around," he said. "I really like Florida.
"I plan to go in a few weeks to North Carolina with Demetrious Nicholson, it's looking like it'll be the first week of August. I'm trying to talk to Coach Beatty to see when a good time would be to visit West Virginia too."
Coleman busted out as a sophomore this past season rolling up 1,399-yards rushing and 20 total touchdowns. What stands out about his game?
"The thing I think that stands out about me is my speed and the ability to make someone miss," he said. "I also think I have good hands. I've spent a lot of time this offseason working on my hands and route running."
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