This summer Harvey (La.) West Jefferson wide receiver Glenn Coleman emerged with a strong showing at the LSU prospect camp. Though he left the camp without an offer, several other programs didn't take long to send an offer his way. With much of his senior season behind him, Coleman is showing why.
The West Jefferson 2009 season has been characterized by a slow start but behind the play of Coleman, things have recently found their way back on track.
"The season's going fine right now," Coleman said. "We started off slow. We started out 0-3 but we're in week six right now with a district game Friday and we've won the last two games. Our practice game has gotten better and we've worked harder in practice."
In West Jefferson's most recent game, Coleman exploded for 207 yards on seven receptions, three of which went for touchdowns. Those scores went for 15, 86 and 57 yards. That big play ability has several programs interested in the fast and physical wideout.
"Recruiting is going fine," he said. "I'm being recruited by Tulsa. I really like their college and saw their campus online. I'm being recruited by LSU and got to talk to two of their coaches and their head coach. I like their program and how they run the ball and throw the ball. I'm also being recruited by Florida International. I like their program and their offense."
Coleman has picked up offers from FIU, Tulsa, Southern Miss and every in-state program except for LSU. He also has been receiving interest from the University of Tennessee. At this point though, he has yet to set up any official visits for the fall.
"I'm still deciding which schools to visit and coming down to a big decision," he said.
Aside from recruiting, Coleman has some goals for his team this fall that he feels are very much in reach.
"I'm trying to do the best I can to help my team deep into the playoffs and into the championship," he said. "We haven't been past the first round since I've been here and I believe we have the players and the potential to do it this year."