Michigan State football makes cut for athletic 4-star WR Keon Coleman

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Michigan State football made the cut for one of the best Louisiana prospects in the 2021 class in Keon Coleman who is also a two-sport star.

Recruiting nationally is something Mel Tucker has placed an emphasis on in his short time in East Lansing. He has gotten his staff to recruit daily and he’s cast a vast fishing line from Michigan down to Florida, Georgia and Louisiana and out west to Colorado, California and surely he’ll move his way up to the Pacific Northwest in future classes.

This national recruiting was evident on Sunday afternoon when four-star Louisiana-based wide receiver Keon Coleman released his top six schools and included Michigan State.

Michigan State has dipped into Louisiana a bit more than fans are used to see in this class thanks to the ties new assistant coach Cordae Hankton brings to the table. He has connections in the state and that has likely helped the Spartans with Coleman.

The other schools to make the cut for the two-sport star are Florida State, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Kansas and Oklahoma. He seems serious about playing basketball at the next level as well.

It’s going to be tough for any of the teams on that list to out-recruit Tucker, Hankton and the staff as well as Tom Izzo and Co. for his services. He’d be a heck of a walk-on with the basketball team.

On the football side of things, he’s an athletic 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide out from Opelausas, La., and he’s ranked the No. 122 overall recruit and 17th-best receiver in the class, per 247Sports. He’s an elite pass-catcher with the ideal frame. If Michigan State is taking two wide outs in this class (which is likely), it could land Coleman and still pick up a pledge from Andrel Anthony.

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If Coleman is serious about playing basketball in college, it’d be tough to turn down a title contender like Michigan State and a Hall of Fame coach like Izzo. Kansas and Florida State wouldn’t be terrible options, either.