“I had a great time, for sure,” Coleman said. “I finally got to showcase my talent to the staff, and they liked everything I brought to the table. Munchie and I were making some big plays, and I felt like we were the two best rising seniors there.”
While he missed out on the offer he was hoping for, Coleman said that his future with the LSU program remains a work in progress.
“Coach Mac told me that he had liked my film, and then he said he liked me even more in person,” he said. “He was not ready to offer, but he said that he was going to be in touch.
“Basically, he said that my recruitment from their side is about to start picking up.”
As evidenced by his junior stat line - 44 catches for 644 yards and 10 touchdowns – Coleman has talent.
Yet, as the 6-foot-1, 203-pound Harvey-native explained, you can never stop adding to that talent.
“You can’t stay on the same level when you are my age, you have to keep working hard everyday to stay one of the best,” Coleman said. “The visit for me was almost as much about learning than showcasing any skills, and I felt like I accomplished both.
“I have a lot of developing left to do with my game, so each new day has to be about that.”
When it comes to the raw product, however, the Tigers’ top evaluator handed Coleman a passing grade.
“Coach Miles said that he loved my size and body type,” he said. “He said that I could make some things happen, and that he would be keeping an eye on me.
“I have a feeling things with LSU are about to heat up over the next couple months.”
His offer sheet - which already holds the likes of Florida International, Louisiana Tech, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Southern Miss and Tulsa – could get more impressive in the coming weeks.
“I have been hearing some things from Florida State, and I really like them as well right now,” Coleman said. “I have a feeling that some good news might come from their coaches sooner than later.”