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Hickory RB DeShawn Coleman issues verbal declaration to West Virginia

Written by: on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012


Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior star running back issued a verbal declaration to West Virginia on Saturday, according to national recruiting services

Coleman had a handful of verbal scholarship offers on his plate before choosing West Virginia over schools like Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and many more.

As a Junior, Coleman rushed for 2,393 yards on 209 carries and 31 touchdowns. He averaged 11.45 yards per carry.

Coleman caught 10 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns.

His team finished 11-2 and he was named first team Class AA All-State honors.

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