William Coleman says little has changed with him.
He warns his recruitment could evolve over time, especially when he starts taking campus visits. For now, though, he has the same mindset he's had for months.
For the most part, the story is the same. Texas Tech leads the Tyler (Texas) College defensive end's recruitment. He remains open to other suitors and will certainly form more in-depth opinions when he starts traveling. All of that will come later. Right now, he remains keen on the Red Raiders.
"It's still probably Texas Tech leading," Coleman said on Tuesday. "Coach (Kliff) Kingsbury and all those guys … I really like them. I like what they have going and what they have going. I like how they recruit me. I like how they do things and how they handle themselves."
Arizona State and Mississippi State round out Coleman's top three. And that represents a bit of a change. Texas Tech was a lone at the top previously. Coleman now intends to take official visits to all three of his leaders after the season and says the pecking order may get a s shakeup at that time. Every option has its appeal.
"First thing with Mississippi State is that it's the SEC," Coleman said. "That's No. 1. There, you are playing against the best every Saturday."
The draw of Arizona State concerns the Sun Devils' system and how Coleman sees himself fitting in with the defense. He plays both linebacker and defensive end, but likes to play standing up more than he does with a hand in the dirt.
As far a scheme goes, ASU can offer Coleman everything he wants. And that may just get Todd Graham and company a long way.
"I like Arizona State because what they have been doing with the D-lineman," he said. "Where they have me playing would be kind of like an outside linebacker, where I could stand up a little bit and drop back a little bit. It lets me use my athleticism to the max. It's kind of the same at Tech, too. Not really, but kind of.
"The way a school plans on using me is going to be a big thing for me when I pick."
But even his top three are not set in stone. Coleman intends to take his time and wait for more offers before officially narrowing his list. Washington contacted him on Saturday and has started the recruiting process, but no offer is on the table as of now.
"I'm just going to wait it out because I still have a lot of big school recruiting me," Coleman said. "I just want to keep working hard and see what God gives me. If the new offers are better, they're better. If not, I already have my top three."
Coleman, who graduates from Tyler in May, has not set a date for a verbal commitment. He plans to make a decision sometime after he wraps up his official visits.