Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler will be a hotbed for college recruiters this fall, with three Division I prospects. Richie Rich is a very common name in recruiting circles and defensive end Mam Nyang has recently busted onto the scene, but the unknown name of the bunch is cornerback Boyd Coleman.
“I have written offers from Middle Tennessee State, Jacksonville State, Charleston Southern and UT-Chattanooga,” Coleman said. “Kentucky verbally offered me and told me that I would get one in the mail soon. Wake Forest is talking about offering, they told me that they are really close. Clemson is talking to me a lot too.”
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Coleman runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, has a 285-pound bench press and 405-pound squat.
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“I got calls from all the schools that have offered, Wake Forest, Miami-Ohio, Tulane, Louisville and Memphis,” Coleman said. “Wake Forest is my No. 1 school right now, that is where I want to go. I also like Louisville, Memphis, Clemson and Middle Tennessee State.”
As a junior Coleman had four interceptions. He runs the shuttle in 4.35 seconds and has a 33.5 inch vertical jump.
“I really want to play cornerback in college, even though some schools are looking at me as a safety,” Coleman said. “I really want to get a good education wherever I go. It doesn’t matter to me how close to home it is.”
Coleman is a solid student in the classroom who holds down a 2.6 GPA and has made a 970 on the SAT.