By Jonathan Okanes
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at 2:12 pm in off-season stuff.
Cal appears to be very much in the mix for Deandre Coleman, a defensive tackle from Seattle. Coleman is rated as one of the top DTs in the country and reportedly has several major offers. Apparently, Coleman has Cal and Washington at the top of his list. Coleman lives just mintes from the UW campus, but I’ve heard he really likes Cal. Scout.com reports Coleman won’t make his decision until after the season, but timelines can often change.
Coleman is 6-5, 290 pounds. The defensive line was a weakness last year, but the Bears appear to be addressing the problem. Young players such as Cameron Jordan, Derrick Hill, Ernest Owusu and Scott Smith give Cal a pretty good nucleus for the future, and securing more prospects such as Coleman will further shore up a position that was the weak link to the defense last season.