Orange Coast College sophomore defensive end Vince Coleman has signed a national letter of intent to continue his football career with Youngstown State, OCC Coach
Offensive lineman Kyle Finney and tight end Nolan Heyer are additional OCC sophomores headed for four-year programs, as is offensive tackle Andrew Albers, who previously had committed to Utah.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Coleman led the Pirates with 8.5 sacks and 15.5 of his 61 tackles were for losses in 2012. The Long Beach Poly product earned second-team Southern Conference recognition for the Pirates, who finished 3-7, 1-5 in conference play.
Finney, a two-year starter at guard, is bound for Southeast Missouri State after earning second-team all-conference laurels last fall. Finney helped tailback Robert Penny amass 827 rushing yards in 2012. In 2011, Finney, a 6-3, 295-pound Edison High product, helped pave the way for Domenic Betts to produce a school single-season record 1,847 rushing yards.
Heyer, a 6-4, 230-pounder out of Edison who did not catch a pass for the Pirates in an injury-plagued career, will walk on at Arizona. Heyer played offensive guard as a senior at Edison in 2009, when he weighed 268 pounds.
Taylor said several OCC players are making official visits to schools over the next few weeks.