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Two-sport standout Keon Coleman to announce college choice on Saturday

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Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas football target Keon Coleman has entered the final week of his recruitment and plans to make his choice on Saturday.

Talk about adding a little extra boom to your Fourth of July.

The three-star wide receiver (Coleman is a four-star prospect in the 247 rankings) who has explored the idea of playing both basketball and football in college is down to a final three of KU, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

A 6-foot-4, 188-pound playmaker from Opelousas Catholic in Louisiana, Coleman is ranked as the 72nd best wide receiver in the country and 12th best player in the state in the 2021 recruiting class by Rivals.com.

While Coleman has skills as a basketball player — he averaged 20 points per game during his junior season in high school — and has talked to KU coach Bill Self about the potential to play both sports, most believe his future is in football.

Last season, as a junior, Coleman caught 35 passes for 1,200 yards and a whopping 22 touchdowns and his size, frame and ability to make plays down the field have him projected as a player with tremendous upside.

KU receivers coach Emmett Jones has been KU’s lead recruiter for Coleman and his recent track record with Kansas wideouts certainly won’t hurt his chances.

Last season, in his first year on the KU staff, Jones helped Daylon Charlot, Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr., all turn in career years. Prior to that, Jones spent three seasons on Kliff Kingsbury’s staff at Texas Tech, where he helped the Red Raiders lead the nation in total offense and passing offense during his first season as a full-time assistant.

The Jayhawks beat out a lot of quality football schools to still be standing in the race for Coleman as his recruitment winds down. But winning a battle with OU for a quality wideout could be tough.

In fact, the Rivals.com FutureCast predictions for Coleman are unanimously in favor of the Sooners, with nine Rivals analysts giving OU the edge here.

The fans see it slightly differently, but even there OU is still the favorite, grabbing 45% of the votes compared to 20% for KU and 9% for South Carolina.

None by 4⭐️Keon(QUICK 6) Coleman

Comments

Dale Rogers 3 months, 3 weeks ago

He could easily be a standout, a star, at Kansas, and revered by fans. Standing out like that would certainly gain him serious media and scout attention, in both sports.

Len Shaffer 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Not to mention that the chance to also play for Bill Self can't hurt ...

Gerry Butler 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Oklahoma . He says on Twitter , a hint - - I'm gonna play for a team that wears white.. Well yes we do wear white , but Oklahoma wears white also - -some say official Cream but sure looks white to me when I think they play at home right ?

I will say though this shows that KU is progressing a couple of years ago we wouldn't even of gotten a phone call returned or talked to on the phone - - -little lone a being in the final 3 for a 4 * recruit. The talent level the Mad Hatter & staff has brought in is better for sure. You see some teams we are in the mix with in some of these recruiting wars - -not any of these Juco - loaded with High School players. Lots of High School talent.

Now it comes down to putting some more W's on the field , we win a few more games and then some of these guys will commit. - All it takes it to get one of these 4 * to commit and then the flood gates could open. - -they see this guy coming and say hmmm maybe I need to check KU out a little more. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

Dirk Medema 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Gerry - You seem to be forgetting “the boys from the boot”.

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