November 30, 2011
Coleman to visit Michigan State
One of the top players remaining on the Michigan State recruiting board is Tevin Coleman of Oak Forest High School in Illinois. SpartanMag.com was able to confirm that the dynamic athlete will be in East Lansing for an official visit next weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Coleman has been a high priority recruit since the staff offered him last spring. Coleman is rated a 3-star recruit and the #12 player in Illinois for the class of 2012. This past fall he helped lead Oak Forest to the second round of the playoffs. Coleman averaged 12-yards per carry and scored a touchdown once every 5 times he touched the ball. He was named Conference Player of the Year, All-Area and All-State.
Coleman was in East Lansing a few weeks ago to see the Michigan State take on the Wisconsin Badgers. He was impressed with everything he saw telling Spartanmag.com, "It was great. I really like it up there."
SpartanMag.com spoke with a source that indicated that Coleman is one of the few players that they continued to recruit after running back Nick Tompkins committed to Michigan State. Apparently Coach Dantonio views Coleman as such a dynamic athlete that he wants to get him in green and then figure out the best way to make use of his skills. Coleman could play offense, defense or special teams at the next level. It is very possible that he could see time on both sides of the ball if he ends up at Michigan State. The description SpartanMag.com received from our source was that Coleman is a cross between a Keshawn Martin and Trenton Robinson.
The fact that the staff wants Coleman on campus the first weekend available after the season is a strong indication that he is at the top of the board for the staff and that Coach Dantonio would like for Coleman to fill one of the few remaining spots for the class of 2012.
As has been posted on the Underground Bunker, it looks like safety prospect Jordan Diggs of Florida is a strong South Carolina lean. Diggs came back with glowing reviews of his time in Columbia. Diggs father went to South Carolina and apparently any ill feelings about the transfer of his brother from there to Michigan State have been smoothed over.
SpartanMag.com also has some information of Demetrious Cox of Pennsylvania. Cox finished up his season last weekend. We spoke with Cox briefly last night and he informed us that as of this time he does not have any official visit set up. The main teams involved with Cox's seem to be Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State. The Lions are not setting up any visits for obvious reason. Ohio State will be looking to set visits up as soon as Urban Meyer assembles his staff. Michigan State is still playing in the Big ten Championship. Coleman's recruitment could impact Cox as the Spartans may only have room for 1 more athlete type in the class of 2012.
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