December 2, 2011

Coleman sees Michigan beat home-state team

Omaha (Neb.) Millard South junior defensive tackle Freeman Coleman had never been to Michigan Stadium until this fall. He got his first experience on Nov. 19, when he watched the Wolverines dismantle his home-state Nebraska Cornhuskers 45-17.

As a defensive player, Coleman paid particular attention to that side of the ball. The Wolverines held quarterback Taylor Martinez and the Cornhusker offense to just 260 yards of offense, one of their strongest performances of the year.

The 6-2, 225-pound prospect has to add plenty of weight before being ready to contribute at the college level, but he has impressive strength, with the ability to bench press 325 pounds and squat 480. His best attribute, however, is his attitude on the field.

Michigan has sent Coleman letters - including his invitation to the Nebraska game - but has yet to raise the topic of a scholarship offer for the 2013 prospect. He expects that schools will start sending him offer letters before his junior year of high school is through.

Coleman favors Oklahoma, Michigan, and Nebraska at this early stage in his recruitment, but knows that things may change when scholarship offers start coming in.

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