Florida State lands transfer commitment from former Michigan State receiver
Florida State has another talented playmaker joining its offense.
On Wednesday, the Seminoles landed a verbal commitment from former Michigan State wideout Keon Coleman.
A 6-foot-4 junior from Opelousas, Louisiana, Coleman announced his choice live on 247Sports’ Instagram page. Ole Miss was the other finalist in his transfer recruitment. After spending 2 seasons in East Lansing with the Spartans, Coleman will have 3 years to play 2 with the Seminoles.
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It’s another win for coach Mike Norvell in an offseason full of them. The Noles hit the portal heavy for reinforcements on the offensive line to protect star quarterback Jordan Travis, added a big-time weapon at tight end in former South Carolina Gamecock Jaheim Bell, and now they’ve added an outside receiver threat in Coleman.
A former 4-star recruit, Coleman entered the transfer portal on the final day of the spring window. He was immediately tabbed as one of the top players to transfer this offseason.
Coleman played right away for the Spartans, appearing in 10 games during the 2021 season. He caught 7 balls for 50 yards and a score that year. Though deployed sparingly for the upstart Spartans, Coleman flashed his playmaking ability.
Last season, his role expanded and he continued to produce. He led Michigan State in receptions (58), receiving yards (798) and TD catches (7). Five of those scores came on downfield throws of 20 yards or more — a mark that was the second-best of any Big Ten player and top-15 nationally.
Coleman visited Florida State in early May, then made his way to Ole Miss for a visit later that same week. Afterward, he told Noles247 he felt FSU was a “complete” team that was “one piece away.”
Travis stirs the drink for the Seminoles next season — a bona fide Heisman contender at quarterback. And he’s got weapons all over the field.
Johnny Wilson returns as one of the best wide receivers in the country looking to build off of his 43-reception, 897-yard campaign in 2022. The combination of Wilson (6-7) and Coleman on the outside could make FSU the most explosive offense in the country by a wide margin. Wilson leads all returning FBS receivers in 20-plus-yard catches.
And Travis will also line up next to Trey Benson, one of the top returning running backs after leading the nation last year in broken tackles.
Coleman may very well be proven right in his assessment.