Mobile (Ala.) Williamson star defensive end/linebacker Antonio Coleman admits he may not have had his best day at the Baton Rouge NIKE training camp, but that hasn’t stop several big time schools from offering him a scholarship.
“I still have pretty much all the same offers as I did before,” Coleman said. “I haven’t really picked up any new ones lately. Auburn, LSU, Florida State, West Virginia, Alabama, Clemson, Louisville and Southern Miss are all the schools that have offered me so far.”
The 6-foot-1.5, 216-pound Coleman ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds at the NIKE camp, but showed his athleticism, by running the shuttle in 4.43 seconds.
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“Right now I don’t have a favorite or anything,” Coleman said. “My top schools are still pretty much Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Florida State and Clemson. The one new school on there though is West Virginia.”
He racked up an impressive 217 tackles including 114 solo stops and 13 sacks in 11 games as a junior.
“The only camp that I have been to so far is LSU’s camp,” Coleman said. “It went okay and I had fun. I talked to coach Saban the next morning after the camp in his office and he told me that they had not decided whether they liked me more at linebacker or defensive end. He just said that they wanted me.”
He has a 325-pound bench press and can do 15 reps. He also has a 605-pound squat and a 25-inch vertical jump.
“I would say that LSU, Auburn, Alabama and Florida State are recruiting me the hardest right now,” Coleman said. “Most likely I will wait and make a late decision so I will have the chance to see everything.”