LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Head caoch Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies leads his team down the tunnel for the game with the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Washington lands a commitment from a bruising back.
LaVon Coleman, a bruising running back recruit, committed to the Washington Huskies Friday at the conclusion of Washington's summer football camp. Coleman stars for Lompoc (Calif.) High School. He is one of the top 40 running backs nationally according to a consensus of the four major scouting services. Coleman holds offers from Washington, Arizona, Boise State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State, among others.
Athletically, Coleman profiles as a power back. At 5'10 and 210 pounds, he is a capable of grinding out tough yards when he is called upon to do so. He does not have the shiftiness to elude defenders or the speed to outrun them. As one would expect with his build, however, he is quite difficult to tackle and also displays surprising vision.
Greg Biggins of the Scout network was the first to report on Coleman's commitment.
RB Lavon Coleman just committed to #Washington— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 29, 2012
"They use big backs here and I fit in really well with the offense," Lompoc RB Lavon Coleman— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 29, 2012
Coleman was one of eight commitments for the Huskies following the conclusion of the camp.