In 2019, Keon Coleman walked into 1A, slapped it on the face and announced his presence.
The 6-foot-4-inch wide-out didn't fly below the radar, but he wasn't a household name. This spring, however, 247 Sports graded him with four stars helping him land with the Kansas Jayhawks.
"Someone started the trend where all the good recruits go to Clemson, or all the good recruits go to Oklahoma. I want to start the trend where all the good recruits go to Kansas."
Coleman isn't exactly betting on an unknown. After all, Les Miles does have a championship, but he is the highest graded prospect Miles has brought to Lawrence. Perhaps the school's other championship winner, Bill Self, played a part too. Coleman also expects to play basketball for the Jayhawks.
"Kansas was the complete package," he said. "A great relationship with the coaches and I get to play both sports."
Coleman averaged better than 20-points-per-game for the Vikings this winter. He's long been a multi-sport athlete, running track and field at OC too.
"My mom always told me growing up 'you're too athletic and good to play just one sport, why not play all of them?'" he recalls. "They all help each other and I love them all the same, so I didn't know what to pick, so I'll go for both until I can't no more."
Coleman is one of the more electric players on the field. His vertical leap and speed making him one of the toughest in Acadiana to guard. Last season, he hauled in just 25 passes but scored 22 touchdowns. He also intercepted 7 passes.
"My junior year lived up to what I thought it would be. It was fun. Some big things happened," he said. "God blessed me with some good talents and gifts and a good work ethic to elevate those gifts to the next level and I thank him for that."
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