Coleman: So many options at Navy

Brandon Coleman committed to Navy on the eve of his first practice of his senior season at Archbishop Stepinac High School in Westchester County. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound quarterback was offered by the staff just last month and after a very recent tour of the Annapolis campus he was ready to give his verbal to his Navy recruiters, Sean Magee and Justin Davis.

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"I kind of took my time with my decision because I was presented with some other options," Coleman told GoMids.com. "I wanted to give all of my offers equal respect and see them in person. At Navy, I got to see how beautiful it is. I saw how the academy builds you up as a man and the opportunities you'll have after college. The visit was huge for me because I got to talk to the players and found out they were just like me. You don't necessarily have to be from a military family. There's a lot more to the academy than meets the eye. The visit allowed me to see a different aspect of the academy. They're not just there marching around. There are so many options for the Midshipmen. That's what really sold me. I didn't really know at first and going there eased not only my mind but my parents mind as well.

"They see me being able to do many of the same things Keenan Reynolds does in the offense, which intrigued me because he's one of my favorite players. They just felt like a was a great overall fit with my athleticism and ability to make plays. I love Coach Jasper. He's a down-to-earth, people-guy, who has played the position. They say no one is better at teaching the triple option than him. He told me he's not the type of coach to scream and yell, he'll come up to you and explain why that happened the way it did. I like that.

"So Sunday night, I called both Coach Magee and Coach Davis and they told me 'welcome to the brotherhood'. They were really happy. It's a big application process, and I'll likely be a Prep guy for 10 months, but I'm ready to get it started. It's a big weight off my shoulders knowing where I'll be going but I still have work to do at Archbishop Stepinac. We're loaded this year. People should be worried about the product we're going to have on the field."

Archbishop Stepinac is an all-boys, Roman Catholic school located in White Plains, N.Y. In his junior season, Coleman passed for 1,144 yards and rushed for 700 with 20 touchdowns. He held additional offers from Harvard, Yale, and Davidson. Coleman says he plans on attending the Army-Navy game on December 13 in Baltimore, Md.


Brandon Coleman (L) relaxes during visit to Navy.

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