Coleman Attends Rutgers Practice

6-foot-6 200 lb. stud WR Brandon Coleman from Bishop McNamara H.S. (MD) is truly hard to miss. Even if you didn't know who he was, you could tell by his frame and air of confidence that he is someone special. He just has superstar written all over him. Brandon took an unofficial visit to a Rutgers practice on the field turf early Saturday morning.

SOR contacted him Sunday afternoon to get his first-hand impressions of what he witnessed.

"I really enjoyed practice and watching the players and coaches interact. I got to see the great facilities specifically the players' lounge, weight room, training and locker room. I also got to meet a few of the freshman and learn how they felt about their experience at Rutgers. I sat down with Coach Schiano 1-on-1. He told me that every school that I am going to visit will have nice facilities and all, but what it comes down to are the people and the family atmosphere because football can disappear in an instant", said Brandon Coleman.

He went on to mention, "I got to take a close look at the receiving core. Although they are deep at that position, I noticed they really only rotated 4 to 5 guys meaning I would possibly have an opportunity to contribute early. I also spoke to the wide receivers coach a lot. He was real cool. I could definitely see myself in the Rutgers offense".

The Scarlet Knights will undoubtedly have unyielding competition in the Coleman sweepstakes. Apart from Rutgers, Brandon actively holds early offers from Maryland, Boston College, Wake Forrest, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Notre Dame, and Stanford. He currently claims no favorites. His main concerns in selecting a school are education, location, and atmosphere. He would like to stay close to home and feels that for him to attend school far away; it would have to really be worth it.

The superstar was selected 2nd Team All- WCAC after a Jr. campaign which included 30 receptions, for approximately 600 yards and 8 TD's. Brandon also made 2nd team All- Conference on the basketball court where he broke his school record for blocks in a season.

When asked to describe his style of play, he mentioned, "I am a real aggressive receiver who can make plays to lead my team. I use my strength to my advantage as well. Defensive backs don't expect much from me in that department because I'm tall and skinny but I quickly let them know different". Brandon claims a 265 lb. bench press, 4.4 forty and a vertical leap in the high 30's.

His goals for the upcoming season are to win a state championship and to make 1st Team All- American via various publications. Brandon takes tap dance classes to keep him active during the off-season and to improve upon his footwork for the gridiron. SOR will keep an eye on this young man's recruitment and keep you informed.

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