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Surprise contender for Coleman

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Washington remains the favorite for Lavon Coleman but the Lompoc, Calif., three-star running back said Fresno State recently offered and he's seriously interested in that program.
Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back, said he likes the success Ryan Mathews had at Fresno State and he wants to visit there before making his decision.
"Coach (Joe) Wade coached some great running backs," Coleman said. "They came in small and dandy and then he made them great players like Ryan Mathews. That's pretty good.
"I'm thinking about heading up there with one of my coaches or one of my friends. I definitely want to get up there."
Coleman continues to talk with Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas and things are going great with the Huskies. Oregon State is also worth keeping a close eye on because the Lompoc standout has a lot of respect for the Beavers' coaching staff.
"(Washington) is still the favorite but Fresno State kind of crept in," Coleman said. "So now it's Washington, Fresno State and then Oregon State.
"They've had some big-time running backs come out of there but it's not really the running backs with them. Coach (Chris) Brasfield has a lot of experience under his belt and I wouldn't mind going there."
San Diego State could be close to offering and Coleman said Hawaii, Utah and Cal Poly recently stopped by the school.
In total, Coleman has offers from Arizona, Boise State, Fresno State, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
He's not ready to make his commitment yet though.
"I'm still waiting on things," Coleman said. "No decision has popped in my head yet."
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