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August 8, 2011

Coman close to a decision

After a summer full of camps and recruiting hoopla surrounding him, Florence, Ala., safety Kivon Coman is ready to get everything over with.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has yet to set a date but would like to announce his decision soon so he can concentrate on his senior season for the Falcons.

"It's been hectic having to run and call these coaches," Coman said. "All of these college coaches want you to call them every week to check in and tell them how it's going. It's going good so far. I'm kind of ready to get it out of the way so I'll know where I'm going and know where I'll be playing at next fall."

Coman has earned four scholarship offers from Arkansas State, South Alabama, South Florida and most recently Mississippi State.

"(Mississippi State) said they want me real bad," Coman said. "I kind of know where I'm going to go, I'm just making sure that's really where I want to go. I want to make sure it feels like home. Wherever I go I just want to be happy at."

Coman and his teammate Beniquez Brown returned to Starkville for the second time this summer to participate in MSU's Big Dawg Camp. Coman credited former Bulldog and NFL cornerback Fred Smoot with aiding in his development at the camp.

"I learned a few things that I didn't know that I was doing wrong," Coman said. "I learned from Fred Smoot and he taught me lots of things I was doing right and a lot of things I was doing wrong. I got better and it paid off when we did one-on-one's."

Coman entered the Big Dawg Camp without a scholarship offer but did not go long after without one.

"Coach (Geoff) Collins told me to call him and I called him and he told me the good news," Coman said.

Coman and Brown have both expressed an interest of continuing playing together at the next level.

"I would like to do it as well but I don't want him to go to a school that I like that he's not comfortable at," Coman said. "I want him to go to the best school for him and me to go to the best school for me. If we have to we'll go our separate ways."

Florence finished last season with a 4-6 record but showed improvement late in the year winning four of its final six games. Coman feels the Falcons have already gotten off to a positive start in 2011.

"We're looking good," Coman said. "It's not all about talking, it's about winning championships. So we'll see what happens when we play our first game."


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