June 10, 2007
SoCal running back decides
Things heated up in a hurry for running back Derrick Coleman (6-0, 225, 4.6) from Fullerton (Calif.) Troy. He had a lot of interest from most of the Pac 10, Mountain West and WAC. It would be only a matter of time before Coleman would rack up offers. He received one on Saturday and the talented running back from Orange County decided to make his college decision.
Coleman was a standout at yesterday's UCLA camp. So much so that the Bruins decided to pull the trigger and tender Coleman an offer.
The Bruins have made a reputation on offering players ahead of the curve, while they don't always pull them in, they were able to get Coleman's pledge.
"UCLA has been showing a lot of interest in me," Coleman said. "I was looking at Cal and San Diego State, but I went to UCLA's camp and I liked the way they coach their players.
"UCLA also has great academics and they are real close to home," Coleman said. "Like I said the coaching staff is great.
Coleman rushed for 2,464 yards and 38 touchdowns while averaging 11.1 yards per carry in 2006.
...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now for a FREE Trial