The recruiting attention is growing quickly for Cameron Coleman.
Coleman, a wide receiver for Vianney High School in Kirkwood, Mo., already looks like one of the top prospects in the Class of 2019. That’s right, he’s only a freshman and is already receiving early offers from Division I schools.
His first major offer came from Iowa State. Then came an offer from Northern Arizona. On Friday, Coleman received his first from a Southeastern Conference school when Missouri extended him a scholarship offer.
“I was very excited knowing the home team had offered me,” he said.
Coleman caught 51 passes for a team-high 781 yards and eight touchdowns during his first season at Vianney. He also added 89 yards rushing and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Along with his recent offers, Coleman said he’s also received interest from Ohio State.
“Ohio State just pulled me transcripts like last week from school,” he said.
Coleman is hoping that the interest from Urban Meyer’s program will lead to another Big Ten Conference scholarship offer.
As for Missouri, Coleman said he likes the Tigers’ offense.
“I like their high-powered offense,” he said. “I’m more of a spread receiver, like the (Oregon) Ducks. I like spread offense, motions and stuff like that — fast offenses.”
The schools Coleman has liked growing up include some of the more prolific programs in college football.
Despite his early high school success, Coleman is well aware he has plenty to work on with his game.
“I’m trying to get better with getting bigger and stronger and getting faster and catching the ball more,” he said.