Gearing up for Army All-American game

Mississippi Scout
Posted Dec 29, 2009

The 6' 6", 285 pound offensive tackle out of Olive Branch leaves for San Antonio (TX) on Sunday. To read about his expectations for the Army All-American game and much/much more, click below.

"I am really excited about that game," added Shon Coleman. "Me and Damien Robinson are leaving on Sunday. There will be a lot of competition, and I have to go in there with the right frame of mind so I can do good."

What are his expectations for the Army All-American game?

"I just have to go in there and have fun. I will do good as long as I am having fun."

Shon participated in the MS/AL All-Star game and started at right tackle. What are some area of improvements he saw he needed to work on after competing against Alabama's best?

"Really, just everything in general. I need to get my weight and strength up, and I need to get a lot faster ."

The Olive Branch product sat out a few practices for the MS/AL All-Star game due to a sore knee that he had surgery on this past summer. How is the knee feeling right now?

"It is doing good. I am in the stage of rebuilding it and getting the strength back. I am about 85% right now, but it feels good enough to play in the game."

The dead period started on December 21st, but that did not stop three schools from dropping by his house the week leading up to the no contact period.

"Memphis, Ole Miss, and Tennessee came by. Memphis brought in their new head coach, Larry Porter. He told me how much they needed me and things like that. Ole Miss brought over their offensive line coach, Mike Markuson, and their offensive coordinator, Kent Austin. They were basically telling me the same things. Tennessee brought over their offensive line coach , and he told me that I could come to Tennessee and play early because of their depth situation. They do not have many offensive linemen coming back."

What stands out about the Vols?

"I just like the depth they have on the offensive line."

And Ole Miss?

"The same thing as Tennessee. They need some offensive linemen."

What is going on with Miami?

"I am going to take a visit to Miami. I just don't know the date. I have to sit down with Coach Samsel about that. I will have to take some midweek visits because there are only three weekends left for me to visit after I get back from San Antonio."

What stands out about the Hurricanes?

"I just like their history of winning championships. Coach Joe Pannunzio is recruiting me. He is cool and pretty laid back too."

Where does his Auburn commitment stand?

"I am still committed to Auburn and everything. We are still talking."

Which dates are set to take a visit on?

"I am going to Tennessee on January 14-16. I am supposed to be going to Auburn January 21-23 or 28-30. I do not know yet."

Will Shon visit Miami and Ole Miss?

"Yea, well, Ole Miss, I still have to sit with Coach Samsel and have a talk about that. I have not decided. I just have to see what all Coach Samsel has set up for me."

What will be the main factors in Coleman's final decision?

"I just want to go to a good school in general. That's all."

Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at

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