Seattle (Wash.) Garfield defensive lineman Deandre Coleman is arguably the top player, not just in the state, but the entire NW region for the class of 2009. After landing a few early local offers, Coleman is now becoming a national recruit.
Coleman, 6-5, 285 pounds is one of the elite defensive tackles in the country. The athlete earned all-league honors on both sides of the ball last year but will play defense in college. He racked up 45 tackles and forced two fumbles last season and has seen his stock soar in recent weeks.
Washington was his first offer and Oregon, LSU, Washington State and Arizona were next on the list. He's nearing the double digit offer mark and should hit it by the summer.
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"The last three I picked up were from Texas A&M, Arizona State and Cal," Coleman said. "Right now, I'm open to everyone and don't plan to commit anywhere until after the season.
"I want to take my visits and will also be taking some unofficial trips in the summer. I'm going to visit Cal, Arizona and Arizona State for sure. I've already been to Washington several times and like it there a lot but I want to see what else is out there."