Coleman has tools to play at the next level

Coleman has tools to play at the next level

Traditionally one of the top high schools in western Kentucky, Hopkinsville High has struggled in recent years, but one player who can help turn the Tigers around is Jeremy Coleman.

Traditionally one of the top high schools in western Kentucky, Hopkinsville High has struggled in recent years, but one player who can help turn the Tigers around is Jeremy Coleman.

Coleman is a physically impressive specimen at running back, standing 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. As a junior, he was a productive back, rushing for over 700 yards at about six yards per carry for Hoptown.

"I think I played pretty good. I had about 10 touchdowns," Coleman said.

With his size, it's obvious what his running style is, but Coleman would like to change it up a little. "I want to get better at making cut moves. I have mainly been a power running back the last couple of years. I want to get better in open field," he continued.

But Coleman's strong points are major assets for any player. "I would say I'm good with my teammates. I do what it takes to win," he said. "I would say my best strength is probably getting through the holes and getting into the open field," he finished.

Coleman recently camped at Western Kentucky University this past weekend. "I felt like I could have done better after the day was over. But I think it went pretty good," he finished.

While Western got a chance to see him play in person this past weekend, Coleman hears often from Louisville and Illinois.

There are no offers currently on the table, but Coleman hopes to get his college decision out of the way before his other sport starts. "I really want to do it before basketball season. I play basketball too," he said.

"I would want to go somewhere not too far away. I'd rather have a school that has a good football program and a good business program," he finished.

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