July 31, 2009

Rebels land coveted Florida cornerback

Rebuilding the defensive secondary figures to be one of Ole Miss' top priorities for the 2010 signing class.

This week, the Rebels have taken major strides toward achieving that goal.

Just days after landing a commitment from Monticello, Ark., safety Brishen Mathews, Ole Miss picked up its second verbal commitment of the week when Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson), Fla., cornerback Cliff Coleman picked the Rebels.

Coleman, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder with 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash, chose Ole Miss over offers from Florida State, Louisville, Miami and South Carolina. Tennessee and West Virginia have also been showing strong interest in Coleman, a three-star prospect who is ranked as the nation's No. 57 cornerback by Rivals.com.

Coleman is Ole Miss' fourth public commitment for the 2010 signing class, joining Mathews, East Mississippi Community College quarterback Randall Mackey and Atlanta, Ga., linebacker Clarence Jackson.

Just last week, Coleman was one of the top performers at Florida State's Showtime Camp, and he left Tallahassee enamored with Bobby Bowden's Seminoles.

Coleman has a 2.7 core grade-point average and a 17 on the ACT.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!