The 5'10 ½ "– 177 junior has played both secondary positions for his high school but is projected to be a cornerback in college. His 4.4 forty time makes him ideal for that position. Justin took the first of his two Junior Day trips to Georgia Tech earlier this month. "It was great", said Coleman. "I really liked it a lot." The Tech coaches made Justin feel like he was a part of the team and showed him that they are not afraid to play a freshman. They feel that he can come in and make a contribution. "The coaches at Georgia Tech are down to earth and I like that."
Coleman also enjoyed his trip to Clemson on Saturday. Coleman toured the campus and had a chance to meet some of the players. They talked to Justin about why they decided to attend Clemson. "I enjoyed my time there and really liked the campus."
When asked to compare the two, Coleman had a hard time doing that. The only real difference he could come up with was the cold and rainy weather on his trip to Tech. "That would be the only reason too."
Coleman recently picked up an offer from Georgia Tech and now has four offers. Kentucky, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia are the other schools that have offered him. In spite of not having an offer from them, Coleman lists Clemson as his leader. He wants to major in sports medicine. He feels that Clemson would be a strong academic school for that major in addition to their football program. "I really liked their campus and the academics there as I understand they are top notch."
Coleman has four things that he'll be looking at in deciding on a school. First, it has to be a great academic school. Secondly, he's looking for a stable coaching staff. Next playing time will be a factor. Finally the environment is important to him. "I want to be in a good and safe place."
While he hasn't made any firm plans for future visits in the spring, Coleman knows he'll be going back to Clemson. He also hopes to make other visits and is looking to see which schools he can fit in to his schedule.
The trend for many recruits is to decide early on a college. Coleman will not be one of those recruits. He will most likely be one that decides after his senior season.
Justin enjoyed both Junior Day visits but it's clear that Clemson is his leader at this time. This is spite of the fact that they've yet to offer him. Getting that offer from Clemson will determine how things proceed with his recruitment.