Dynamic Louisiana WR Keon Coleman Talks FSU, Final 6

Wide receiver target Keon Coleman’s recruitment has grown exponentially over the spring. When a recruit has nearly 40 offers in hand like Keon, recruiting can become chaotic with non-stop contact with coaches. Recently, Coleman decided to trim his list down to a top 6. We caught up with him to talk about the final group of schools he is considering, and to talk about Florida State making the final cut.

There may not be a more explosive and dynamic wide receiver in the 2021 class than Keon Coleman. The 4-star from Opelousas, LA is coming off of a junior season where he caught 35 passes for 22 touchdowns with an impressive 32.7 yards per catch.  For those who follow Keon on social media you know he is not resting on that standout season as he works out every day to prepare for his senior year.

“I’m trying to stay sharp with my work,” said Coleman. “I am trying to show people what I can do, and prove people wrong who thought I can’t. I don’t really care what others think – I am just trying to make my momma proud.”

Keon is on his way to doing just that as the elite athlete has a promising future in college. He’s caught the attention of schools from all over the country, but decided this week to trim his list down to six schools.

“It is getting around that time to trim it down,” Coleman said about releasing his final list. “These are the six schools I have the best relationships with. I wanted to cut it down with everything going on. This list is final.”

Florida State has made it known to Keon he is a primary target for them at the receiver position.

“With FSU I feel like I have a really good relationship and strong connection with the coaches,” said Coleman. “I talk to them every day. I’m actually getting on the phone with them later today (Monday) to talk about trimming my list. They want me to get there for a visit so I am just watching what the NCAA is doing right now.”

Keon knows that FSU is looking to bolster their depth and talent on offense. He says he likes what Coach Norvell does with his offense and that it is something that has caught his attention with the Seminoles.

“They throw the ball a lot which I like,” said Coleman. “They talk about me coming there and playing and being apart of that offense. I can be a deep threat, jump ball guy for them. They’re taking three receivers, I think. I like what they do. Just the tight relationship with the coaches, they always have good teams, and they play in a good conference. I did the virtual tour which was good. That was my first time seeing FSU.”

A factor that may play a role in Keon’s recruitment is basketball. He says four schools have talked to him about being a two-sport athlete in college.

“All of my offers are for football and the final six kind of worked out that all of them are good basketball schools,” said Coleman. “I have talked to the basketball coaches at these schools. FSU, Mississippi State, Michigan State and Kansas have mentioned basketball. If I have the opportunity to (play), I would like to.”

While other recruits in the 2021 class are committing at a record pace, Coleman says he will not make any decision until he gets to take his visits.

“I am taking my visits and I am not rushing it,” Coleman said about his recruitment. “I have no visits lined up right now but I won’t make my decision without taking them.”

Stay tuned as we track Keon’s upcoming senior season.

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