May 18, 2012

Redshirt Review: Tyson Coleman

The Oregon Ducks have become more and more successful landing the top northwest players the last decade. One of the latest examples was Lake Oswego star Tyson Coleman, who committed to play for the Ducks in October of his junior year.

Duck Sports Authority takes a look at the Portland-area standout in this latest installment of Redshirt Reviews.

Before Oregon

Tyson Coleman was the No. 20 rated outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 4 ranked player in Oregon.

Looking at Coleman's offers coming out of high school is very deceptive and it would appear he was lightly recruited. That was not the case. Due to the fact he committed to the Ducks far earlier than most athletes, other schools stopped pursuing him and did not tender him their offers. When Coleman committed to the Ducks in October of 2009, he had offers on the table from Oregon, Oregon State and Washington.

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