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Offers rise for massive WR Coleman

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Offers are rising for massive 6-foot-6, 210-pound wide receiver Brandon Coleman. The Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara prospect holds five scholarships to date and has plenty of other interest coming.
"I've gotten offers from Maryland, Boston College, Rutgers, Connecticut and Temple, that's it for now," he said. "Virginia Tech and Virginia are recruiting me very hard right now along with a lot of other schools."
Coleman reflected on the interest to date.
"It's a blessing. I'm thankful and I just gotta continue to work hard."
Already Coleman has visited two schools, Maryland and Rutgers.
"I enjoyed myself at both. They were very informational."
Obviously plenty of interest is coming, does the Maryland prospect favor anyone?
"Right now I don't have a dream school, but I'm doing my research and trying to find a place that fits me," he said. "I want somewhere I can first get a good education. I want a good environment and somewhere I can see myself in the future. Location is a big deal to me. I don't want to be far from home. I want to stay on the East Coast. As for education, I'm thinking mechanical engineering or something that has to do with the body, sports medicine maybe."
Interest is obviously coming for football, but also for basketball.
"I am being recruited by Richmond, George Mason, UMass, Buffalo and Navy for basketball," he said. "I love paying both sports and I have been thinking about playing both if possible in college."
Coleman is a rare talent as he posted approximately 35 receptions for 550-yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. What sticks out about him as a player?
"I can tell you, he's an anomaly," Bishop McNamara head coach Bryce Bevill said. "He's a smart, talented football player. He catches the ball well and catches with his hands. He's a throwback, a yes sir, no sir guy. I can't dish out enough adjectives to explain him.
"He's a hardworker too. He runs a 40 in 17 steps and is a long strider. He's extremely fast and with his height and catching ability, he's difficult to cover.
"He does need to get stronger and faster and more flexible, but he's like a sponge. He soaks up knowledge coming from coaches and really listens. He comes from a great home life too. He's a model citizen with a 3.3 GPA. I am blessed to have him be part of my football team. He is a kid that does it on the field and doesn't get in trouble, he's a great leader."
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