The Arizona Wildcats and their new staff have reeled in their first commit, and just in time for Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
3-star linebacker/safety Dayven Coleman committed to Arizona on Tuesday night. The Mesquite, Texas-based standout chose the ‘Cats over Kansas State, Utah, and Illinois.
Coleman is the No. 787 prospect in the 2018 class, No. 58 safety, and the 110th-best player out of Texas, per 247Sports.
At one point it was believed Coleman was heading to Illinois, especially after he said he knew where he was going to school after visiting the Illini. But from what I understand, Kevin Sumlin made him a priority as soon as he arrived in Tucson.
Coleman also has a standing relationship with Arizona’s new cornerbacks coach, Demetrice Martin.
If you remember, Coleman committed to UCLA in early July before de-committing in November. Martin was a huge reason for Coleman’s commitment.
I like what Coleman brings to a defense. He can line up at nickelback, safety, or even linebacker. He is effective coming off the edge and flying to the quarterback. He is also a hard-hitter and has decent coverage skills. His versatility will inevitably help the Wildcats and I’d expect him to have a solid career in Tucson because of it.
Coleman finished his senior campaign with West Mesquite High School with 71 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, and 3 forced fumbles.
Here are his senior highlights.