Four-star wide receiver Brandon Coleman took his final official visit this weekend. The Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara prospect made his way up to Syracuse to get a better look at the Orange.
"It was a real good visit," he said. "I had a good time and it wasn't even that cold. Everybody was excited and I met with the players and coaching staff. I had a good conversation with their new receivers coach, Rob Moore. He's a good guy."
The Rivals250 prospect got up to Syracuse on Saturday and stayed till Monday.
"I got off the plane and met with my host and hung out with the rest of the recruits," he said. "My host was Alec Lemon. He's a good guy. I didn't know he's from where I live. He's from Arundel County. He was real chill and we had a good conversation about Coach Marrone and Moore.
"From there, they took us to the field house and then we got a tour of the facilities and football offices. That night I went to the players' apartments and watched the playoff games and hung out with them. I also went out to eat."
On Sunday, Coleman sat down more with the coaching staff.
"I had academic meetings and then met with the coaches," he said. "They are all good people and that's what I'm looking for. I could tell Coach Marrone is going to change the program.
"They are doing the right things and getting everyone on board. The players have the right attitude and they think if not next year, the year after they can win the Big East. They have the goals set and pieces to the puzzle."
Clearly Coleman is likely a big piece in that scenario, what did the coaches say in that respect?
"They want me to come in and compete," he said. "Of course they have other wide receivers and people up there, but they want me to make an opportunity out of that situation."
The visit definitely helped Syracuse with the No. 202 prospect in the country.
"It kind of opened my eyes and I got a better feel for Syracuse," he stated. "It kind of changed some things for me, one because Rutgers hasn't announced a wide receivers coach and I met the receivers coach at Syracuse and he's a good fit."
Coleman confirmed he is done with his visits and plans to announce a decision on Signing Day.
"I think my coach is trying to set up something on TV," he said. "I still haven't decided.
"Like I've said before, the process is going to come down to the people, schools, football programs, locations and community. I'll take in all those factors and sit down with my family to discuss the pros and cons to find the best fit for me. I want to find somewhere if I couldn't play football I'll still want to go to that school."