EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker announced the signing of wide receiver Keon Coleman to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
Michigan State has signed a total of 19 players to its 2021 recruiting class. For a complete look at the 19 signees, please visit msuspartans.com: https://msuspartans.com/documents/2021/2/3/21SigneesFeb_2021Final.pdf
The program also welcomed six midyear transfers in January: Kendell Brooks (DB, North Greenville), Jarrett Horst (OT, Arkansas State), Drew Jordan (DE, Duke), Spencer Rowland (DB, Wheaton College), Anthony Russo (QB, Temple) and Kenneth Walker III (RB, Wake Forest). For additional information on the transfers, please visit msuspartans.com: https://msuspartans.com/news/2021/1/19/football-spartans-welcome-midyear-enrollees-for-spring-semester.asp
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OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
Three-sport athlete is ranked one of the top wide receivers in the nation by 247Sports (No. 42), ESPN.com (No. 58) and Rivals (No. 60) . . . listed among the best overall prospects in the state of Louisiana by ESPN.com (No. 8), MaxPreps (No. 9), Rivals (No. 18) and 247Sports (No. 23) . . . played for Coach Thomas David at Opelousas Catholic High School . . . had 35 receptions for 1,143 yards (32.7 avg.) and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2019 . . . first-team all-state selection (Class 1A) by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Louisiana Football Coaches Association in 2019 . . . honorable mention all-state choice by the LSWA in 2020 . . . had four catches for 41 yards and one TD in a playoff loss to Southern Lab on Nov. 27, 2020 . . . helped lead Opelousas Catholic to a 10-2 record as a junior and a berth in the Division IV quarterfinals . . . also had seven interceptions his junior season . . . three-sport athlete also excels in basketball and track and field . . . currently averaging more than 30 points a game in basketball . . . scored a career-high 63 points last month against Sacred Heart . . . averaged 26 points per game as a junior in 2019-20 while helping Opelousas Catholic to a 22-8 record and a berth in the Class 4A regional finals . . . second-team all-state pick in basketball in 2020 by the LSWA . . . as a sophomore in 2018-19, helped lead OCHS to the state semifinals while averaging 23.1 points per game . . . has a personal best of 6’2″ in the high jump and 19’11” in the long jump.
TUCKER ON COLEMAN
“Keon is tall, long and has a good build for a wide receiver. He is a very smooth athlete and has a strong release off the ball. He gets open with speed, quickness, size, instincts and awareness. Keon has the athletic ability to out-jump defenders for the ball and he’s a natural and confident hands catcher with a wide-catch radius who can effortlessly adjust to passes outside his frame. His upside is through the roof.”