Seth Coleman, a defensive end on the rise, signed with the Illini during the Early Signing Period on Wednesday.
SIGNED ➡️ DL @SethColeman20 ✍️— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 19, 2018
FLA ➡️ Champaign
Welcome to the fam, Seth! #Illini x #Littyville pic.twitter.com/cOCFZs7qk5
Big DL coming to Champaign. @SethColeman20 ➡️ #Illini pic.twitter.com/CLu139bX0B— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 19, 2018
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.
Excited to say that I have officially committed to the University of Illinois‼️ @LovieSmith @hardynickerson @UICoachClark @CoachHooksHT #ILLGang19 pic.twitter.com/vvqeb8yzyD— Seth Coleman (@SethColeman20) July 29, 2018
And took his visit just the day before.
Had an amazing visit at the University of Illinois‼️ @UICoachClark @hardynickerson @CoachHooksHT #ILLGang19 #WeDifferent pic.twitter.com/KVQfXW1J6F— Seth Coleman (@SethColeman20) July 28, 2018
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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