Lawton Eisenhower Derek Coleman is drawing interest from a host of college programs after a strong senior season. A 5’10, 170-pound athlete who plays on both sides of the ball, Coleman currently holds an offer from Culver-Stockton, and is drawing interest from SWOSU and several other schools as well.
Coleman attended several camps and combines during the summer, including SWOSU, East Central, Oklahoma camp, Rivals Combine in Texas andthe VTO Camp in Texas where he received Top 5 athletes award. He was Nominated to go to North Carolina to compete with the top players from around U.S and also was VTO All American Wide Receiver.
“I play very aggressive, full speed and physical,” Coleman said. “ I play with the mentality that nobody on this field is capable of stopping me.”
Six Star Football recently caught up with Coleman and asked him about his senior season.
Six Star — My most influential person
Derek — Is my father because he set a prime example and taught me how to work hard.
Six Star — What are some of the things that you feel you improved upon during this off season?
Derek — I developed a better route running technique and how to be patient and Control my physicality as a DB. During this off-season I’m going to increase my weight room numbers as well as my speed!
Six Star — Pre Game Ritual
Derek — My pregame is to hydrate and listen to fast paced Chicago drill music
Six Star — Favorite Class
Derek — History
Six Star — Best Game
Derek — My best game was either against MacArthur or Lawton High
Six Star — Biggest weight room accomplishment
Derek — My biggest weight room accomplishment is being the #1 strongest on the board with a 285 bench and 475 squat.
Six Star — Hardest working teammates
Derek — My 2 teammates that worked hard with me summer after summer, even after our workouts were finished were Tariq Jackson and Tre Harris!