Three-star linebacker Jaylen Coleman took his first official visit this past weekend to Toledo. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder left the visit impressed, but how much did the Rockets help themselves at this stage?
"It was fun, I had a blast," Coleman said of his official to Toledo. "I got up there Friday and met up with the other recruits. We all went out with our hosts mine was Robert Bell. He was a cool dude. He was telling me how I should come there and how the coaches keep it real. He also mentioned how they need linebackers. After that, I went out with the coaching staff.
"The next day we got breakfast with the coaches and then went through the campus. I saw the whole entire campus. They split us up by positions from there and I went to see the criminal justice program. After lunch, I went to watch them practice and then we visited the weight room. At night, I went to dinner at a Japanese restaurant and hung out with my host again."
On Sunday, Coleman spent time with the coaches once more.
"I met with the head coach and the entire staff," he said. "It was good talking to them again. I told them how I liked my visit and they said they'll come hard after me."
So, where does Toledo sit now?
"They're at the top, I like how everything is run up there and Toledo wins," he said. "It's still a top three, but I'm considering everybody, all three schools are even."
The top three remains Toledo, Cincinnati and West Virginia.
"I'm probably going to visit the others in January. I think I'm going to take all five visits."
One school has moved in recently in Ohio State.
"Ohio State came to see me after Coach Meyer got hired," he said. "They haven't offered yet, but I'm praying they do. If they offer I might commit, I love Ohio State.
"They were saying they like the way I play. My recruiter told me how Coach Meyer thinks about me and they are going to keep pushing for me."
The season wrapped up not too long ago for Coleman as well as he posted 1,600-yards rushing and 15 touchdowns along with 100 tackles and three interceptions.