May 29, 2006

USC pledge sets visits

There is no question that when USC received the committal of offensive lineman Martin Coleman (6-5, 290, 4.8) from Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison the Trojans landed possibly the offensive lineman with the most upside for any offensive lineman in the country.

The first time Coleman put on the pads to play football was August 2005. The talented lineman from Tonga took to the game like he had played the game all his life. He went all-league in his first season playing while competing in one of the very top leagues in Southern California.

The scary thing for USC fans is a guy with Coleman's talent will continue to be recruited and Coleman has two official visits set up schools other than USC this fall.

"We are definitely taking our official visits to Nebraska and Miami," Coleman's brother in law and guardian Clark Christensen said. "The Nebraska visit is scheduled for their season opener with Louisiana Tech on September 2nd. We likely will do the Miami visit for their game against Virginia Tech on November 4th."

"USC didn't encourage Martin to take visits but they understand why he wants to," Christensen said. "Martin has never had a chance to see much of anything outside of Tonga, so he wants to go out and take a look around."

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