October 26, 2009

Coleman talks Syracuse offer

Forestville (MD) Bishop McNamara wide receiver Brandon Coleman is one of the top players at his position in the 2010 class. The talented prospect holds offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Stanford, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Syracuse being a sample of his overall list.

The Syracuse Orange are in need of depth at the receiver position and Coleman would fit in perfectly. The Orange offered the prospect fairly early in the process and Coleman is thankful.

"I think of the Syracuse offer like any other offer, I feel blessed and I am humbled by the opportunity to be in this situation."

Most teams around the country like Coleman as a wide receiver, but besides the position he plays what attracted Syracuse to him?

"They like that I am a big target and can make big plays and cause match-up problems, they like my character and they leadership capabilities in me."

The staff at Syracuse knows a lot about the prospect on and off of the field and Coleman has some views on Syracuse as well.

"They have a great reputation academically. The football program these last few years has not been the best, but with the new coaching staff I can already see things turning around for them going in the right direction."

In preparation for the start of the season former Syracuse player and current Head Coach at Bishop McNamara Bryce Bevill took his whole team up to Syracuse to practice as well as to observe the Orange. This visit opened the eyes of Coleman to what Syracuse had to offer as well as meeting the Orange coaches.

"My trip went well, I enjoyed myself, had a good time with my teammates and the experience of a college campus and how there program runs," Coleman said. "My favorite part of the trip was that my teammates could enjoy it with me."

On this visit the four star prospect was also able to meet with Doug Marrone and the conversation really stuck out.

"I had a good conversation with the Head Coach Doug Marrone. We were just talking about everything but football, which stuck out to me the most in a good way."

The chat with Marrone and a relationship built with his recruiting coach Jamie Elizondo has put Syracuse in a real nice place in Coleman's mind.

"It was the relationships I built with the coaching staff that put them in my top five."

An official visit to Syracuse has not been scheduled at this time or to any other program, but he is thinking about his trips.

"I have not scheduling any visits yet," Coleman stated. "I will take at least 3 visits."

When it comes to a decision for Coleman there is not an exact timetable set, but he has an idea when he may shut the process down.

"Ii will not make a decision until well after my season is over, maybe around signing day."

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