Three-star running back Tevin Coleman has helped his Oak Forest (Ill.) team get out to a 5-1 start this fall, but recruiting has not been far from his mind. He has made one unofficial visit already this fall, and has more trips planned in the coming months.
"I have been out to Purdue for a game," Coleman said. "It went well and they did pretty good. The coaches want to work with me and want to coach me. They like big, tall backs like me. They were saying usually they don't have tall backs, but they like 6-0 backs who are big and ready to play. It impacted me a lot, positively."
Coleman attended Purdue's Sept. 17 home matchup with Southeast Missouri State, and spoke with Boilermaker's running backs coach Cornell Jackson.
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Other schools Coleman is hoping to visit for games this fall include Iowa, Illinois and Michigan State. He has a date in mind to travel to East Lansing.
"I am going to try to go to the Michigan State-Michigan game [Oct. 15]," Coleman said. "I'm hoping to see a win and how their offense and defense plays, where I fit in."
Once his senior season concludes, Coleman will look at taking official visits and has a few destinations in mind already.
"Iowa and Georgia Tech, those are the only two I know for sure, but probably Michigan State too," Coleman said.
Coleman had started the process of narrowing his list at the end of summer, and even declared Georgia Tech as his leader, but has since stepped back from naming favorites or eliminating schools.
"They're all kind of the same now," Coleman said. "I am probably going to do that after the season."
The 6-1, 190-pound Coleman has rushed for 13 touchdowns through six games this fall.