Keon Coleman Commits to FSU

Keon Coleman Commits

As the expression goes, the rich get richer, as Keon Coleman commits to FSU.

Coleman’s commitment is the cherry on top for what has been a dominant run for the Seminoles in the transfer portal. Mike Norvell has now added five of the top 25 portal players. This includes blue chip cornerback Fentrell Cypress (Virginia), the top two tight ends in Jaheim Bell (South Carolina) and Kyle Morlock (Shorter University), defensive lineman Braden Fiske (Western Michigan), and now Coleman. The Noles have jumped into the top 5 of the transfer portal rankings according to 247Sports. For these reasons, many ‘Nole faithful have given him the moniker of “Portal King.” With all the recent success, it’s hard to argue against it. 

Coleman had 58 catches for 798 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He was the top remaining uncommitted player in the transfer portal. Standing 6-4 and weighing 215 pounds, he’s an absolute beast of an athlete. He was Michigan State’s leading receiver last season, picking up third-team all Big Ten honors. 

Keon Coleman Commits to FSU: Fit in the Offense

With the addition of Coleman, Florida State now boasts a receiving room with a whopping nine players 6-3 or taller. This gives the Seminoles a size and physicality advantage in the passing game. It could be unmatched by most any other team in the country. The duo of Johnny Wilson (6’7”) and Coleman on the outside will be a dangerous combination for any team to scheme around. Add in newcomers Bell (6’3”) and Morlock (6’7”), and this team possesses one of the most lethal stables in the nation. As Keon Coleman commits to FSU, this also means there is much less worry of pressure for possible double-teams on any one pass catcher. 

Coleman is outstanding as a playmaker on contested catches in traffic. He also utilizes his frame well and leaping ability on 50/50 balls. His top-end speed isn’t elite, but he makes up for it with his size. One area he needs to improve on is his route running ability. His cuts aren’t sharp enough to shake off many defenders in coverage. And his lack of burst off the release can lead to an inability to create separation.

He will likely draw the opposing defense’s #2 corner most of the time. Any defensive coordinator could struggle to contend with the height advantage the Noles bring to the table in the passing game.

Coleman still has two years of eligibility remaining but could enter the draft early with another strong season.


Keon Coleman Commits

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