Miami football top prospect Kevin Coleman impressed with history and Tyler Van Dyke

Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /

Four-star wide receiver Kevin Coleman is being projected to announce his commitment to the Miami football program on Saturday by the majority of recruiting services. Six of the seven crystal balls from 247 Sports project Coleman to commit to Miami. Rivals.Com project Coleman to Miami at 67 percent.

Four-star defensive end Cyrus Moss and Coleman have Miami as a finalist and will announce their collegiate destination at the Army All-American Game on Saturday on NBC. Coleman is the 44th player, fourth WR and number in Missouri in the Class of 2022. Miami has a pair of early signees playing in the Army All-American Game.

Defensive end Nyjalik Kelly and tight end Jaleel Skinner were not Miami football commitments until they signed National Letters of Intent on Early National Signing Day last month. Kelly and Skinner were headed elsewhere without new head coach Mario Cristobal. The same would have been true with Coleman.

Kelly had an unspecified location that could have been Oregon if Cristobal stayed in Eugene. Skinner was committed to Alabama before flipping on Early National Signing Day. Skinner liked Cristobal and his staff, but Oregon was too far from his South Carolina home. Coleman discusses what attracts him to Miami.

"“What made me interest in Miami was the Oregon staff went to Miami. I had a close relationship with Coach Cristobal and of course Miami, the living environment and history of the school. Just the relationship me and Coach Cristobal. They have a good quarterback already. The only pieces they need really is the receivers.This class is a big class for them and they have a few receivers already and this class will make a big impact on the program and change it immediately.”"

Coleman provided the explanation to Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports. The presence of Tyler Van Dyke at quarterback should help Cristobal and the Miami staff attract offensive players from high school and through the transfer portal. The established relationships Cristobal had are also critical.

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Miami returns most of their WR corps. The Hurricanes lose record-setting WRs Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo but have a talented group behind them. Rising third-year sophomores Xavier Restrepo and Keyshawn Smith were productive in 2021. Miami also returns freshmen Romello Brinson, Jacolby George and Brashard Smith.

Miami signed four-star WR Isaiah Horton in the early signing period. Horton provides Miami with excellent size at 6’3, 190 pounds. Coleman is 5’11, 170. Coleman is an explosive playmaker who is not afraid to make catches in traffic. Miami could also use Coleman as a return. The 247 profile for Coleman compares him to Jaylan Waddle.