Defensive end or linebacker – both are possibilities for Beaumont (Texas) Westbrook prospect Jacody Coleman.
The 6-foot-2, 231-pounder is getting heavily recruited as an inside linebacker prospect with solid speed and a knack for causing havoc in the middle for the defense. At the same time, he earned all-district honors as a junior and honorable mention as a junior for his skills at defensive end. Either way, recruiting looks to get very heavy during the spring.
"I've developed a lot since my first game as a sophomore," Coleman said. "I learned more things, a lot more stuff about the game in general. I already had football knowledge, but since I've started, I've learned a lot more."
The first major trip for Coleman so far in the recruiting process was to LSU for their junior day.
"It went good, the coaches told me they're looking at me real hard to play linebacker," Coleman said. "I talked to those coaches yesterday actually and they want me to come back for their spring game. I'm definitely going to take another trip out there to talk with them some more."
Coleman says that the Tigers are at the top of his list right now along with Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas State, and Tennessee.
"I like those schools a lot right now," he said. "I've been out to LSU – that's why they're out in front."
The ACT test on April 1 should also open the floodgates to offers, according to Coleman. Then camps are up next.
"LSU invited me to theirs and I want to show them how I can play linebacker," he said about camps. "I'm thinking about going to the Texas camp and maybe Oklahoma State."
Coleman had impressive stats, considering he only played a handful of games due to Hurricane Rita.
He added over 80 tackles, 17 for loss, eight sacks and three fumbles recovered.
"It was only seven games for us," he said. "The hurricane really didn't affect me personally, but it affected some of my family members. It wasn't a big deal though and everything is back to normal now."