Several hundred high prospects are expected to invade Rocky Top in the next few weeks. One Georgia…
"I'm hearing from Michigan State, UCLA, Michigan, Miami, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, TCU, Ball State, Georgia Tech, UCF, Navy and Arkansas State," says Alpharetta, Ga. native Chase Coleman. "I'm hearing a lot from Michigan State, UCLA, Ball State and of course, Middle Tennessee. I just took a visit up there. I've been getting a lot of emails from the TCU coaching staff, too."
The talented cornerback prospect says that he had a good visit to Murfreesboro this past weekend, where he attended the Blue Raiders' junior day and took in the annual Blue/ White game.
"It was great. The facilities were real nice," Coleman says of his tour. "I got to talk to Coach Stockstill for a little bit and he seemed like a cool guy. I'd like to get to know him better as a coach."
During the Spring game, the 5-9, 165 lb. Coleman took a keen interest in the style of play of the secondary.
"It was nice to get to size myself up to some of the corners because now I know that I'm definitely as big as some of those guys," he says. "They look like they play real hard and real aggressive. I mostly watched the secondary, I know the corners like to play real aggressive and hit. I like to hit, too. Overall their aggressiveness and speed really impressed me."
Although he might come in a little on the small side for a Division 1 player, Coleman's play on the field leaves no doubt about his ability to compete at the next level. According to him, the best aspect of his game is his man-to-man coverage.
"I feel like whenever I line up against a receiver, I can cover him as good as anyone. Maybe as good as anyone in the country," he laughs. "That's definitely my best attribute."
For now the Milton High standout is preparing for a tour of several camps over the next several months.
"I'm having to pick between camps because I'm on a budget," Coleman laughs. "I'll be attending camp at Michigan State, UCF, Miami and I'll most likely be going to the UCLA camp because I've got a lot of family out of there, so I can see them when I go."
When it's all said and done, Coleman asserts that he knows what he's looking for in a program.
"Definitely getting along with the coaching staff. That's key," he says. "The place of the campus - I know I want to be able to live in a place for four or five years - where I'm going to like it, I won't get into trouble and I can have a lot of fun but also get the experience of a college while playing football. Also the tradition of the school. My school is big on tradition and that's big for me. How involved the alumni are and the fan support."
Keep it tuned to BlueRaiderZone.com in the coming months for updates on Chase and the best coverage of Middle Tennessee recruiting.
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