Not many players have had as much hype surrounding them in their first couple of years in the green and white as Keon Coleman. He came to Michigan State from Louisiana as a dual-sport star and Tom Izzo even helped recruit him with Mel Tucker. He played football last fall and caught seven passes for 50 yards and that lone touchdown against Ohio State and then turned right around and joined the basketball team, scoring a bucket against Michigan.
Coleman is an athletic freak and that’s kind of why I have him on this list. He’s going to be scary.
Coming to Michigan State extremely raw, Coleman knew that he had a lot of work to do with his route-running and overall knowledge of the offense if he wanted to see the field. He couldn’t just rely on his freakish athleticism like he did in high school because that can only get you so far. He played minimally as a freshman, but everyone saw the flashes.
Now that he’s heading into his second year with the opportunity to start alongside Jayden Reed and Tre Mosley, he’s going to put up some serious numbers.
Michigan State might have the most complete starting receiver rotation outside of Ohio State and maybe Michigan in the Big Ten which is going to allow him to win plenty of one-on-ones.
I’m buying a ton of stock in this 6-foot-4 athletic specimen in 2022.