Michigan State Football: It’s time to get excited about Keon Coleman

Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

Keon Coleman graduated from Opelousas Catholic School on May 21. Two short days later, he checked into East Lansing to join Mel Tucker and the rest of the Michigan State football squad.

Coleman is rated a four-star by 247Sports and the No. 42 wide receiver in the nation. He boasts an impressive offer list of 43 schools. Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, and Texas A&M all put their name in the mix for Coleman.

Coming in at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Coleman isn’t just a stud on the gridiron.

He also plays wing on the hardwood and is quite impressive.

Tom Izzo is getting a chance to utilize Coleman, too, as he is going to walk on to the basketball team. Coleman put up a quadruple-double this past season, something that never happens at any level of basketball.

Just take a look at these highlights, Coleman is an absolute beast.

Coleman’s long, rangy frame benefits him in both basketball and football something Izzo and Tucker can both use to their advantage. He’s a raw prospect, but his potential is through the roof.

Not often does a 6-foot-4 athletic beast show up on campus. If there is one person that can make someone a good wide out, it’s nine-year NFL vet and former second-round pick Courtney Hawkins who will have some work cut out for him improving Coleman’s routes and footwork, but if all goes to plan it will pay huge dividends.

Coleman joins Michigan State football’s impressive corps

Tucker also brought in two redshirt freshman in the transfer portal Maliq Carr and Christian Fitzpatrick. Both Carr and Fitzpatrick stand tall at the 6-4, 6-5 range. Adding Coleman along with Carr and Fitzpatrick is huge. Size will not be a problem on the future Michigan State offense.

With Coleman officially on campus, this offseason will be huge. He will need to add some good weight and refine his routes. Michigan State’s wide receiver room is vet-heavy right now with players like Jayden Reed, Jailon Nailor, CJ Hayes, and Tre Mosley. This will give Coleman some time to learn the offense and work on his overall game. He is not needed right now as a true freshman, so it gives him some time to develop, instead of rushing it on the fly.

Now that Coleman is in the hands of Tucker and Izzo, let’s sit back, relax and watch one of the most exciting dual-sport prospects grow.

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