Coleman picks Rutgers

Four-star receiver Brandon Coleman of Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) was supposed to wait until signing day to announce his intentions, but he couldn't wait any longer and made his choice at an afternoon press conference at the school. Coleman chose the Scarlet Knights over Maryland as Rutgers' recruiting haul continued with its sixth commitment in less than 60 hours.

Rutgers may have lagged on landing recruits during the season, but Scarlet Knights are making up for it in a big way with an outlandish flurry as Wednesday's signing day approaches.

The latest commitment was also the longest expected, but it shouldn't be any less sweet to Rutgers fans as Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) four-star receiver Brandon Coleman ended an elongated recruitment by announcing he chose Rutgers over home state school Maryland, accordingg to his coach Bryce Bevill.

"He chose Rutgers,'' Bevill said. "It just happened."

He made his decision public during a press conference today at the school, and is the sixth player to verbal to Rutgers in the last three days.

Rutgers has another high-profile recruit making a decision tonight when Leto High of Tampa (Fla.) prospect Jeremy Deering will choose between the Scarlet Knights and Florida State.

Coleman joins Trinity Catholic Academy safety Rashad Knight, who chose Rutgers over Michigan, as high-profile recruits to commit Tuesday.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Coleman has long favored Rutgers, and never wavered in having the Scarlet Knights atop his list.

During the recruiting process, Coleman developed a strong relationship with current Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage. The two met last spring when both were visiting Piscataway to watch the Scarlet Knights practice.

Coleman is also good friends with fellow Rutgers commit Lorenzo Waters, a safety from DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Md.

As a senior, Coleman had 40 receptions for 336 yards and 10 touchdowns. That followed a junior season in which he caught 35 passes for 555 yards and eight touchdowns.

Also committing since Sunday are South Broward High (Hollywood, Fla.) defensive lineman Djwany Mera, Miami Carol City cornerback Gareef Glashen, Manasquan (N.J.) offensive lineman Rob Forst and Jefferson High of Tampa linebacker Fred Overstreet.

That comes on the heels of running back Jawan Jamison of The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) committing to Rutgers next week. is scheduled to talk to Coleman shortly, and will update everyone as soon as that happens.

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