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Notre Dame football recruiting: 3-star CB Nick Coleman commits to Fighting Irish


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had a nice couple of days.

Over the weekend, 3-star defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum committed to the Irish. On Wednesday, 3-star defensive end Micah Drew-Treadway of Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois gave his pledge to the Irish. On Thursday, it was 3-star Nick Coleman, who announced his commitment.

Tom Loy of 24/7 Sports has the scoop.

It didn’t take long for this recruitment to come to an end. The Fighting Irish offered the 6-0, 170-pounder on May 30 and after trips to Michigan State, Duke and Notre Dame, Coleman decided to commit to playing ball in South Bend…

…An interesting note here is that his father, Trey Coleman, signed with Notre Dame in 1983. However, he transferred after his first season in South Bend.

As a junior, Coleman made 39 tackles, broke up 10 passes and had two interceptions. At running back, he rushed for 1,168 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on the year.

The 6’0, 170-pound Coleman is from Dayton, Ohio and attends Archbishop Alter High School, leading some to believe he could be a lean to the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Irish, however, have seemed like the leader for some time. Coleman holds offers from the Akron Zips, Duke Blue Devils, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan State Spartans, among others.

Coleman is ranked as the country’s 39th-best cornerback prospect, the 22nd-best overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the 479th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

This brings the Irish up to 11 commitments in the class of 2011. Their class now ranked 15th nationally is the top-class among all independent schools.

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