Keon Coleman ranked amongst college football's top newcomers, per ESPN
Keon Coleman was named amongst the top new-comers in all of college football by ESPN on Wednesday.
The World Wide Leader updated its list of the sport’s top 50 newcomers this week. Coleman, who has established himself as one of the top receivers in the country, landed at No. 4 on the list.
Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren:
Coleman led Michigan State in both receiving yards and touchdowns in 2022 with 798 yards and seven touchdowns. Coleman now leads Florida State in both categories as well, and through seven games has 472 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s No. 14 in touchdown receptions among all FBS receivers and has been a big part of Florida State’s 7-0 start. He has also shown a knack for big plays in big moments. In the season-opening win against LSU, Coleman had 122 yards and three touchdowns. He had 86 yards and two touchdowns against Clemson, including the game-winning score in overtime.
Only Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter as well as Louisville’s Jamari Thrash rank above Coleman on the list.
Coleman ranked at No. 21 on ESPN’s preseason top 50 newcomers list, so this is quite the jump for the former Michigan State standout. Coleman has made an impact on nearly all of Florida State’s games so far this season. The Noles are 7-0 for the first time since 2014.
Despite Florida State’s impressive transfer class that also includes Braden Fiske, Jaheim Bell and others, Coleman was the only FSU player to make the midseason top 50 from ESPN.
FSU will face Wake Forest on the road on Saturday.