January 25, 2010

Coleman to choose between two

Four-star wide receiver and Rivals250 member Brandon Coleman has eliminated one of the schools that he has spoken highly of in the past, meaning his focus is now on two programs.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pound prospect, ranked the No. 29 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com, had big news on Monday night.

"I just told Syracuse no thank you," Coleman explained. "They were in the mix but it came down to distance and they were kind of too far from home.

"It's between Maryland and Rutgers. I have my last home visit Wednesday night with Maryland, and that's probably it until Signing Day."

Coleman went on to talk about what each school has going for them and what he will take into account when decision time rolls around.

"Well, Maryland is the home state school so they've got that going," he said. "With Maryland, I know their offensive coordinator and I've got a good relationship with him, so they've got that going for them, too.

"Rutgers has a good program going so it's going to be real close. Rutgers has a new wide receivers coach so that might be a slight disadvantage, but it might not."

As is often the case with recruits, Coleman's family is going to be a big consideration in his decision. He likes the campus at each school and he likes that neither is too far from home.

"With Rutgers only being three or four hours away tops, that's not that bad. You've got to grow up sometime anyways.

"The schools are pretty different. Maryland is pretty much all right there together. Rutgers is kind of spread out with their different campuses. Maryland is a good area and Rutgers is as well, so they do have that similarity.

"My family has said they're going to let me choose what's best for me and support me 100-percent. It's real close, so that's all I can say."

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