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Lavon Coleman Is A Husky - 4 Star RB, Lompoc HS CA

Lavon Coleman, Runningback

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Rankings: 30 Scout 4* / 44 Rivals 3* / 49 (247) 3*

Offer sheet: Arizona, Boise State, Oregon State, UCLA


Coleman is the kind of big, bruising, between the tackles back Washington has not seen since Chris Polk. Alright, I guess it hasn't been too long, but this kid conjures memories of Husky running backs of old with his style and the school from which he hails. The last Husky back to come out of Lompoc was some dude named Napoleon Kaufman. He's not the kind of back that Nip was though, that's where he takes after Polk. He's an every down back who will wear down defenses and get chunks and chunks until the defense is work down.

The Huskies were able to get in on Coleman before everybody else, secure his commitment and then hang onto him for the whole way with only a minor hiccup at the end. The Husky backfield will be interesting to see. There are a lot of bodies there, but behind Sankey there are nothing but question marks. Coleman could easily crack the depth chart, or if some of the other guys really come on in the offseason and fill their roles, he could be a no brainer to redshirt.