Recently picking up his first two offers, defensive tackle Marcus Coleman of Cherry Hill (N.J.) Camden Catholic has a few decisions to make in the coming weeks. Several schools are looking for him to take a visit, while Coleman also debates the possibility of making an early commitment.
"I have offers from Syracuse and Delaware, and Villanova and Duke want to see what I'm going to do about Syracuse first," said Coleman. "I also have high interest from Rutgers, Boston College, Iowa and Fordham."
Coleman gave some further information regarding his current situation with Syracuse and if he may be close to committing.
"Yeah, I might," said Coleman, who is 6-foot-2 and 278 pounds. "I'm going up to Syracuse on the 30th. They're serious and they really like me. They feel that I'm a huge steal."
In turn, Coleman has also developed strong feeling for the Orange.
"I love the opportunity there," said Coleman. "I love that I can receive a high quality education that is close to a Duke education. They see me playing defensive tackle or center, and I think I fit their system well. The down side is that the temperature there, six months out of the year, is cold."
While Coleman still debates the possibility of committing to Syracuse, he does have a few other camps and visits lined up.
"I'm hitting Delaware the week of July 11th, I'm going to hit a Rutgers one-day camp and I'm trying to schedule with them for a good day for a visit," said Coleman. "Then I'm going to Duke in July. They want me to come work out with their defensive line coach so that I can feel him out and also tour the campus."
Because of a nagging ankle injury during his junior season, Coleman only saw time on the offensive line, but he is eager to prove that he is equally explosive on the defensive line.
"I'll be playing both ways," said Coleman. "I'll be playing the 3-technique. I am the healthiest I have been my entire high school career. We started our off-season explosive training and speed and agility training. The coaches are excited about my increased balance and strength."