TCU is losing another major piece on the defensive side of the ball heading into 2022, as Khari Coleman has informed the Horned Frogs that he intends to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Coleman played defensive end for TCU during his first two seasons in Fort Worth but was expected to transition to linebacker in Joe Gillespie’s 3-3-5 scheme that the defensive coordinator is bringing over from Tulsa.
Instead, Coleman will play somewhere else in 2022 and leaves the Horned Frogs a man short just a few weeks before spring practices were to get underway. Coleman is the second defensive starter to leave TCU this semester, following defensive end Ochuan Mathis, who entered the portal back in January.
Coleman was expected to be a force for TCU going forward and was a promising young piece for Dykes and company. In 2020 Coleman earned Freshman All-American honors, recording 15 tackles for loss and three sacks in nine games. Injuries caused Coleman to take a step back in 2021, but he was able to play the final nine games of the season, finishing with 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks.
Khari Coleman was a three-star prospect out of G.W. Carver High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and held offers from several other schools, including Kansas, Tennessee, SMU, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, and West Virginia among others.