Terp's Recruiting Target…Brandon Coleman

2010 prospect Brandon Coleman from Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, MD) is a big time target in more ways than one. The four-star wide receiver had Maryland as his leader this summer but the Terps have some ground to make up now.

Brandon Coleman stands above the competition, literally. The athletic 6'6" wide receiver is a quarterback's dream. Just get the ball in the area and he can make a play. He looks thin with his long frame but weighs 200 lbs. He can move well and can adjust his body in the air. He is a very good basketball player and uses his vertical and body position to shield the defenders from the ball. He is faster than he is quick and is a down field threat. He is fluid in the open field especially for a long legged player. He has good hands and can make the tough catch in traffic. He still needs to work on his route running and gaining strength to get better jumps off the line. He can get away with it in high school but he will need to do more than just out athlete the defensive backs on the next level.

Maryland offered Coleman during his junior year. He received All-Conference recognition as a junior catching 35 passes for 555 yards and 8 touchdowns. This season his team is 7-1 and scoring 30 points per game. On the season Coleman has 31 receptions for 570 yards and 7 touchdowns. He is often double-teamed but is still making plays and causing defenses to game plan against him.

Coleman had Maryland and Rutgers at the top of his list since last winter. He says both schools are and have recruited him the hardest. Maryland was at the top of his list in the beginning of summer but now Rutgers holds that spot. He is also planning on taking visits to other schools including Virginia Tech and Syracuse. I think this recruiting battle will come down to the wire and Maryland is in good position overall being in the final four considering all the offers Coleman has currently. He felt strongly enough about Maryland that he had them number one at one point so it is important Maryland convinces him that they are indeed the school for his future. He is a difference maker at the position and should contribute right away and play substantially for years to come.

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