2016 WR Doug Coleman Camps at MSU

Zachary (LA) High School class of 2016 wide receiver Doug Coleman talked about his experience at Tuesday's Mississippi State camp.


  • Name: Douglas Coleman
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Zachary (LA) High School
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-1, 174
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin

  • Coleman explained what he liked about the Mississippi State camp.

    "I liked how the coaches interacted with all the people at the camp and how they gave everyone a chance to get their reps in," said Coleman.

    Coleman learned some things from his position coach, Mississippi State wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales, that he feels were very helpful.

    "(Coach Gonzales) loves quickness and getting in and out of breaks," said Coleman. "I learned that you aren't going to make it at a top school such as SEC schools if you can't get off releases and make separation."

    Gonzales appeared to like what he saw from Coleman during the camp.

    "He said he likes how quick I was in getting in and out of my breaks," he said.

    Something else that was impressive about his camp experience was how well he did in individual drills. His vertical leap was a little over 41 inches, his broad jump was 10'4" and his forty-yard dash was 4.5. His vertical leap was especially pleasing to him.

    "I was excited and actually surprised myself," said Coleman. "I was expecting to jump something like 40 inches because the last time I jumped it was a 39.2 inches and I had started working out to get better. I work hard on my explosiveness and acceleration."

    Although he doesn't have an offer from Mississippi State yet, he likes what he sees from their team.

    "I like the physicality of their team and I like that they are in the SEC," said Coleman. "I also love how they work out and get their players bigger and stronger."

    He also likes the coach recruiting him for Mississippi State.

    "Brian Johnson is recruiting me," said Coleman. "I like him because he really seems to care about the players."

    Coleman has several other camps that he plans on attending this summer.

    "I am also camping at LSU, TCU and I am also going to try to camp at Auburn and Alabama," he said.


    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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