Navy offers New York quarterback

Archbishop Stepinac High School in Westchester County, N.Y. has produced NFL talent like Bob Hyland and Eric Ogbogu to great actors who have gone through their outstanding theater program like Alan Alda and Jon Voight. It's recognized as one of the top Catholic High Schools in the country.

It's not hard to find outstanding young men here and Navy believes they may have found their next signal caller in Brandon Coleman, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound quarterback who received an offer this week.

"Actually I was messaging with Coach Davis on Facebook," Coleman told GoMids.com. "He said that Coach Ken was watching my film and he would have an answer for me that day. When I did hear back, he said that I had the offer from Navy, that Coach Ken really liked how I ran the offense and thinks I would be a good fit in their system.

"From the beginning when I sent them my film, they told me they liked that I have a quick release and can make plays with my feet. They think my game will translate well into their system and I'd be effective in it. I think Navy is the most prized offers of the ones I have. What I love about it is the type of men they create. I like everything the coaches have done there like beating Army 12 years in a row. I'm going to make the trip [to Annapolis] by the end of summer."

Coleman's other three offers are from Davidson, Harvard, and Yale, but recently, he had a good one-day camp at West Point in front of new Army head man, Jeff Monken.

"At Army, I really liked what I saw," Coleman said. "It's a great campus. The coaches were really cool and knowledgeable. I felt like I had a good camp and the head coach is supposed to be making a decision soon on an offer. I have a cousin who went to West Point so he's been telling me a little about it.

"I'm hoping to have my decision made by September. I'd like to go to a traditional, storied program with strong academics."

Coleman passed for more than 1100 yards at a 58-percent completion ratio and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for more than 700 yards with no turnovers and eight touchdowns leading the Crusaders to a 7-4 record in 2013. He thinks the Crusaders return a good enough senior core to make a serious run at state this season.

"I think we have a good shot at being the best team in New York," he said. "Chris Jordan is hearing from Auburn and Syracuse, Gavin Heslop is hearing from Monmouth, Dwayne Scott is hearing from UTEP, Damarcus Miller is getting a lot of recruiting attention. There's talent there to take us a long way."

Archbishop Stepinac fell to St. Anthony's in the CHSFL AAA semifinal in 2013. Mike O'Donnell is the head football coach and also serves as the school's Athletic Director.

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