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. The big tackle has four offers on the table and that number should grow significantly over the next few months.
Coleman, 6-5, 285 pounds is one of the elite defensive tackles in the country. There is no tougher position to find than quality defensive tackles and as a result, Coleman will be a hot commodity all year long.
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.
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On the recruiting front, things are looking good for Coleman right now.
"Arizona just offered me yesterday," Coleman said. "I had early offers from Washington and Oregon and LSU offered me as well. I'm still hearing from just about the entire Pac 10 plus Tennessee, Texas A&M, Colorado, Wake Forest, Alabama and Boston College.
"I grew up a Washington fan and that's still my top school. I also like Oregon, LSU, Colorado and USC but I'm going to go through the recruiting process and have no plans to commit early.
"I want to take all my official visits before I commit anywhere so I'm still pretty open right now. I'll be going to the NIKE Camp at Oregon but I'm not sure about the rest of my summer camp plans. Right now, I'm just working out hard and I'm in the best shape of my life. I have a personal trainer and we work out four times a week.
"I'm looking for a program where I feel close to the coaching staff, a program with a winning tradition and a place that has a good balance of academics as well as athletics."