Shon Coleman is an offensive tackle out of Olive Branch, Ms. He is a 6-foot-5, 280 pound tackle with excellent feet, good balance, and nice length. Those three things showed in San Antonio recently as the 2010 Army All-American Bowl where he was the top OL on the East squad.
His consistency there, combined with his upside down the road and his play during the 2009 season has pushed him up the rankings and now into the Scout100. He is now slotted at number 72 and has taken over the top spot in the state of Mississippi as well.
While Coleman still needs to add weight and strength, he has the frame to do so and still keep his great footwork. He can still improve his hands as well, but they are above average at this time and when all comes together for Coleman, he will be a star at Auburn.
The Tigers found him early, locked up his commitment in April, and have held on to him even though a number of other schools have tried to steal him away.
He has what you look for in a left tackle from feet to length to confidence. He took care of business in Mississippi while playing for Olive Branch, he then was impressive at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, and finally made his last statement in front a national audience as an Army All-American.
Look for Coleman to fill his frame out and become a top name in the SEC in the near future.
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.