Four-star WR Coleman down to two schools

Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) four-star receiver Brandon Coleman trimmed his list down to two schools. Rutgers, Maryland and Virginia Tech were on it, but who made the cut? Coleman lets everyone know. Also, how can Coleman's recruitment impact where DeMatha (Md.) Catholic offensive lineman Shane Johnson goes to college? Coleman also talks about that in the latest update on his recruitment.

The recruitment of two friends takes a back seat tonight when DeMatha (Md.) Catholic meets Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) for the top seed in the upcoming Washington Catholic League playoffs.

DeMatha is 9-0 and Bishop McNamara is 8-1. The game features several players Rutgers is recruiting.

Perhaps the highest profile player on the Scarlet Knights' radar is 6-foot-6, 200-pound four-star receiver Brandon Coleman, who lists Rutgers as his favorite. He said he recently trimmed his list, and is down to two schools, both of which he will visit.

"Right now it's between Rutgers and Maryland,'' Coleman said. "Virginia Tech used up all its scholarships.''

While the most pressing question Coleman continues to hear is where he will go, another issue is what position he will play. His size and speed can create mismatches across the field, and schools are talking about using him in a variety of ways.

"Most of the teams say it depends on if I grow anymore,'' Coleman said. "Most are recruiting me as a wide receiver, and they say they might use me as an H-back. And if I gain some normal weight, I might grow into a tight end.''

Coleman will visit Rutgers then weekend of Dec. 5, which will afford him the chance to see the Scarlet Knights' new recruiting lounge as well taken in the game against West Virginia.

However, although Coleman is favoring the Scarlet Knights, don't look for a commitment immediately following the visit.

"I want to take both visits,'' he said. "I won't decide before then.'' He does not have a trip to Maryland scheduled, and it may not take place until January.

Another interesting situation regarding Coleman's recruitment is his relationship with DeMatha offensive lineman Shane Johnson, whose is considering Rutgers, Pittsburgh, California, Virginia and Wake Forest. Johnson is also visiting Rutgers for the West Virginia game.

There is talk of the two wanting to play together, and the only school on both lists is Rutgers.

"We grew up together and that's been a joke with our family,'' Coleman said. "Are we going to go to different colleges and doing it all over again, or are we going to go to the same college and finally play together?''

Tonight, the answer is clear. But don't expect Coleman to fan the flames with smack talk.

"They are a very physical team and very disciplined,'' Coleman said. "It's bound to be real sick. They haven't been beaten, so that speaks for itself. We're playing better than we ever have. I'm not saying we deserve credit for it, but we're trying to earn that respect.''

Rutgers is also involved in the recruitment of DeMatha cornerback Lorenzo Waters, who is contemplating an official visit to Piscataway.


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