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Florida State football: Wide receiver Keon Coleman has FSU in top 6

Could the ‘Noles land a top recruit from Louisiana?

Keon Coleman

The Florida State Seminoles have been active in the state of Louisiana when it comes to recruiting.

After landing running back Corey Wren late in last year’s cycle, the Seminoles are hoping to keep the iron hot by landing wide receiver Keon Coleman.

Coleman dropped his top six schools today and the ‘Noles made the cut. The 6-foot-4 receiver is listed as a 4-star in the composite rankings and the 261st player in the nation. He is considered as a top 50 receiver nationally, and has been seeing his recruitment ramp up since getting a Florida State offer in early March.

In Tomahawk Nation’s Florida State football recruiting outlook on wide receivers, this is how we assessed Coleman’s game:

Coleman is also a star on the hardwood and track, and he uses that athleticism to make an impact on both sides of the ball. He has an ideal frame for WR, standing a legit 6’4” with the ability to add another 25-30 pounds of muscle without losing his athleticism. He can stretch the field and is deceptively fast with his long-striding style. Coleman likely has the highest ceiling of the WR recruits FSU is pursuing, but is raw in some technical areas. He has a tendency to rely too much on his athleticism against weaker competition. However, get this—Coleman caught 35 balls last year, and a staggering 22 went for touchdowns. If he puts it all together, he’ll be in the NFL.

Can Florida State pull Coleman for #Tribe21? Here’s a snippet from our recruiting update with him this month:

TN has been in touch with Coleman since before the Seminoles offered, and it actually started when the talented receiver sent us his highlight video.

We let him know we liked what we saw and asked about his interest in Florida State. He told us he was definitely interested and planned to visit in the spring; he was just waiting on the offer. He added: “Gonna be fun.”

Obviously speaking, a pledge from the receiver would be a major win for the Seminoles. It’ll showcase running back coach David Johnson’s Louisiana connections, give FSU a huge boost on the trail and, above all, bring a explosive, talented playmaker to Tallahassee.