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Decision 2011: Next Up for SU Recruit Dajuan Coleman, A Trip To Ohio State

The next bullet point on Dajaun Coleman’s timeline will be a visit to Ohio State this weekend. Last Friday night the apple of Syracuse’s eye attended Kentucky’s Midnight Madness, and has told The Fizz he is planning to make his decision by early November.

Coleman’s Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart tells Adam Zagoria and SNY.tv a visit to the Hill will happen sometime after his Columbus visit.

“[He’s] planning to do all three visits before deciding.”

An interesting nugget from ZagsBlog notes, “Coleman will visit Syracuse, which is considered the hometown favorite.” DC 2.0 leaning toward SU would be tremendous, but also news to The Fizz. This site, led by Alex Plavin, has been in regular contact with Dajaun and his coaches for over a year now and they have all played it remarkably close to the vest.

It may just be the skeptic in every Orange fan, but murmurs have whispered Coleman is fascinated by John Calipari and even the Buckeyes over SU. The fact DC has yet to take the official visit to the Syracuse campus is nothing to fret. He’s grown up in SU’s backyard and has taken numerous unofficial visits to the Hill over the years. Boeheim and co. have recruited DC 2.0 since the 7th grade.

If indeed he holds true to that early November date, a decision may come in just two weeks. After a trip to Lexington last weekend, one to Columbus this one, his official to SU may happen around Halloween. In which case, we may know the lucky winner of the Coleman Sweepstakes shortly after that.

Dajuan’s coach told The Fizz back in July there was a clear Big 3. That hasn’t changed. Each of the schools left have strengths. Kentucky’s knack for churning out lottery picks. Ohio State’s success with big men recently. Syracuse’s geography, Brandon Triche and SU’s longstanding history with Coleman. Either way, we are closing in on a decision for one of the most sought-after big men in America.

Posted: D.A.

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