Coleman Set for Big Year

Farmington Hills Harrison (MI) 2013 WR Gairus Coleman talks about his recruitment and win over Cass Tech on Saturday.

It was a good start for Gairus Coleman this weekend. On Saturday, his Farmington Hills Harrison team knocked off Detroit Cass Tech 43-7 in their opener.

Coleman, a junior receiver, caught four passes for 44 yards, several on 3rd down to keep drives alive.

"It felt good," he said. My adrenaline was rushing. We had big expectations and we got it done. I think it's going to boost us up, give us more confidence going to next game, Southfield, a pretty good team. We're just going to go in and work our butts off."

Coleman currently holds offers from Cincinnati and Bowling Green, and has interest from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State. He says recruiting has been slow lately, since schools can't contact him until September 1st.

One school of interest though, is those Spartans of MSU. His teammate, Aaron Burbridge is committed there and Coleman plans to see the Green and White in action this fall.

"Michigan State sent me a couple tickets, so I might go up there and see some games."

Another connection is his uncle, Mill Coleman, a former Spartan great who is now his offensive coordinator at Harrison.

"He's just a big influence on me. He helped with everything. He got me working all off-season, playing 7 on 7's and stuff and getting my name out there. He's a big influence on me."

Harrison takes on Southfield this Friday.

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