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Seth Coleman signs with Illinois

Think of all the pass deflections with a 6-foot-10 wingspan...

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Seth Coleman, a defensive end on the rise, signed with the Illini during the Early Signing Period on Wednesday.

He attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida, where he ranks as one of the top 250 players in the state and the 92nd-best weak-side defensive end.

Coleman is listed as a three-star prospect, but his recruitment has been on the rise. He’s picked up offers from Nebraska, Baylor, and Utah among others.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound defensive lineman committed to Illinois back in late July via Twitter.

And took his visit just the day before.

You can also check out his highlights from senior year.

Coleman has a large frame with a wingspan at 6-foot-10, and he’s a great athlete for his size. The defensive line is young and talented, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see Coleman competing for playing time after a year or two in the weight room.

There was discussion over recent days about Coleman flipping to Utah, but it’s a good sign that the Illini were able to close on this one.

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