Lavon Coleman has spent a lot of his time this year being the secondary University of Washington back behind Myles Gaskin.
The former Lompoc High School star got more chances last Saturday, and he capitalized.
Coleman scored three touchdowns in the Huskies' PAC-12 rout of UCLA Saturday. The Huskies are 4-1 in the PAC-12's North Division. The Bruins play in the PAC-12 South.
Coleman is up to 294 yards rushing, with four rushing touchdowns, on the year now. He has played in six games.. Here is a summary of how some other former Central Coast high school stars are faring on the next level.
The former Righetti standout quarterback got the starting nod due after an injury to Northern Colorado starter Jacob Knipp after the fifth game of the season, and has taken advantage of his chance.
Though the 2-5 Bears lost both times, Regan threw a total of three touchdown passes over those two games.He has thrown four touchdown passes on the year now.
Regan is 51 for 112 through the air, with four touchdown passes and just one interception.
He has thrown for 736 yards on the year, and is averaging just under 123 yards a game through the air.
Another quarterback who is playing at the next level, Parham played for St. Joseph High School and Hancock College before moving up to the four-year level.
Parham plays for NAIA member Tabor College now. He helped the Bluejays to league championship last season. This year, the Bluejays are 6-2, including 6-1 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Parham had a big day in his team's 41-20 win over No, 24 Kansas Wesleyan. Parham threw four touchdown passes and ran for a 14-yard touchdown. Parham was 18-for-26 for 379 yards.
The former Arroyo Grande High School star has cooled off since a 7-for-8 start which included three made field goals on three attempts as he helped Iowa State upend then-No. 3 Oklahoma.
He has been 2-for-5 on field goals since and is now 9-for-13 on the year.
Another kicker and another former Lompoc star, Morales is 3-for-5 on field goal tries for the year for Humboldt State.
The Lumberjacks are having a big year. They are 7-1, including 6-1 in conference play.