As training is passing the halfway mark and nerves have settled, some of the new faces are starting to stand out. Most of these are incoming freshman looking to help this Arkansas State football team win conference championships and bowl games in the years to come.
Kyle Coleman, a freshman from Pine Bluff, is one of these athletes. Coleman is a new member of the team's receiving core. During his senior year in high school, Coleman led Watson Chapel to the semi-finals in the state playoffs as quarterback. Being back at the receiving spot is like home to Coleman, who spent most of his high school career there.
"It feels good. It's a little different, I just got to get used to it. I think I am starting to get used to it now, but it was a little different starting off. But now I'm starting to get back into the groove of things," Coleman said of being back at his old position.
As a freshman Coleman is getting a fresh look at this Hugh Freeze offense and what it has to offer. Fast-paced as it may be, this freshman is more excited about being a part of it than intimidated.
"Honestly it's just a wide receivers dream. Just fast tempo and the ball is being spread out," Coleman said. "It's a great offense to play in. Me personally I wouldn't want to play in any different offense. This is just a great offense to be in."
Coleman's name seems to be entering the conversation a lot lately in potentially being a huge asset to the future of this Arkansas State offense.
If you would like to see for yourself what this young man will offer to the Red Wolf offense, come out to the first live scrimmage of the fall this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.