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The Player: Cameron Coleman
Coleman is a player that I haven’t seen mentioned enough in connection with Texas A&M football. The 6’3″ 180-lb receiver is a matchup nightmare given his speed, and has recently risen quite quickly in the rankings on different recruiting sites. 247Sports now has him ranked as a 5-star on their in-house rankings, but the composite rankings still have him just outside the ranks of the 5-stars, slotting him at 54th overall.
His skillset reminds me a lot of Chris Marshall, formerly of Texas A&M and now Ole Miss as well. Tall and lanky with explosive athleticism, Coleman would be a lethal weapon as a true X receiver. His ability to accelerate adds a dimension to his game, making him more than just a downfield threat.
What are Texas A&M football’s chances with Cameron Coleman?
The Aggies have been on Coleman for longer than most. Texas A&M was his first major offer, extending one on May 6 of last year—18 days ahead of the Auburn Tigers, whose campus is located 45 minutes away from Coleman’s high school in Phenix City, Alabama. His next major offer wouldn’t come until October, when the Oregon Ducks threw their hat in the ring. Since then, Coleman’s stock has shot up, adding offers from almost every major program in the country.
You have to like the fact that the Aggies got in on this one early. It’s something that Coleman seems to respect, from all reports. Coleman was in town for the A&M spring game—his second visit to College Station—and Texas A&M football impressed as usual.
Reading the tea leaves, it doesn’t sound like Coleman is close to a decision. When he does announce, though, the Aggies have positioned themselves well to be in the top group at the very least, and are likely to get an official visit when the time comes. Programs such as Auburn and Clemson are likely to be in that same grouping. A successful showing by the offense this fall will go a long way in most offensive recruitments, so I’d say that’s the biggest key in this one. Right now, it’s a toss-up, but the Aggies have as good a shot as anyone.