Coleman Gets To Know Notre Dame

The Notre Dame coaching staff offered Brandon Coleman a scholarship in early March, and since then, they've shown the standout receiver from Bishop McNamara High in Forestville, Md., a lot of attention.

"Since they offered, I have talked to several coaches including (head) coach (Charlie) Weis," Brandon Coleman began. "He called me on the first day that he could!

"I feel like I'm getting to know them better as a program. I'm hearing that I'm a priority to the future of their program."

Several other schools feel the same way.

Coleman's recruitment has really picked up since Weis offered, and the 6-foot-6, 200-pound playmaker has racked up scholarship offers from Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Stanford, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Temple.

When Notre Dame stepped to the table with a full-ride, Weis compared Coleman to former Irish receiver Maurice Stovall. At the same time, Coleman didn't know much about the school.

"I've been able to learn more about the background of the program in details," Coleman explained. As a junior, he caught roughly 35 passes for 500 yards and eight touchdowns. "Before, I just knew they couldn't be beat (academically), but now I know the behind the scenes. Coach (Ron) Powlus and I talk at least once every week or two weeks by email, or I will call to see how things are going on campus and with the team.

"The history of Notre Dame interests me."

Coleman has taken trips to Rutgers, Maryland, Wake Forest, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He doesn't plan on making a college decision anytime soon, and claims no favorites. However, it seems like the Irish are moving up the ladder.

"Notre Dame is still in the mix," Coleman said. "I plan to visit them hopefully this summer.

"I think they told me they would be coming to visit me next week." Top Stories