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After a big weekend competing for Fast Houston at Pylon7on7 Vegas, 2022 receivers Kevin Coleman and Chris Marshall detail the latest in their recruitments.
Kevin Coleman joined well known 7on7 team Fast Houston and traveled to Western Arizona’s Pylon regional tournament to prove one thing: “Missouri has got dogs.”
Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound receiver from St. Mary’s HS in St. Louis has over 30 offers including Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, USC, and Texas A&M. He is taking stock of what each school is telling him early in the process.
“Right now, I’m just going day by day and step by step,” Coleman said. “I’m building a relationship with each coach as much as I can.”
Though plenty of schools are reaching out to him, Coleman mentioned Alabama, Texas, Florida State, Arizona State, Penn State, USC, and Georgia reaching out to him the most.
Alabama was on Coleman when Sarkisian was the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator. Coleman built a relationship with him that has continued through Sarkisian’s move to Austin.
“Coach Sark is a cool guy,” Coleman said. “He’s a guy you can talk to regularly, you don’t have to talk about the recruiting process with him.”
“Also,” Coleman added, “he’s a good offensive coordinator.”
Coleman had a relationship with receivers coach Andre Coleman prior to Sarkisian’s arrival, as Texas offered Coleman in mid-September. Texas’ pursuit continued with Sarkisian’s arrival, but Andre Coleman has been a constant.
“We talk about recruiting,” Coleman said of speaking with Coleman. “How he can get me better on and off the field, but also daily life about everything.”
The next step in the process for Coleman is to release a top five. Will the Longhorns make the cut?
“Texas is going to be in it,” Coleman said.
Chris Marshall’s love for one sport is worn on his sleeve, literally. A basketball tattoo is easily visible on his upper arm.
But more and more, football is becoming a focus for the Fort Bend Marshall star and 7 on 7 teammate of Coleman. Still learning the ins and outs of the position, Marshall knows what he needs to improve on as a receiver.
“My route running, different releases,” Marshall said. “Learning and being a student of the game. Getting faster, getting my complete game better, stronger, more physical, and just being an athlete.”
Whether it’s on the hardwood or the 7on7 field, it’s all about proving himself. “I’m going to go compete anywhere I am at,” he said.
When it comes to recruiting, Marshall is one of many recruits who desperately want to see college campuses first-hand through the visit process. He emphasized how important being able to assess the atmosphere himself would be.
“I don’t really think I’ll make a decision without getting there and seeing what it’s like,” Marshall said. “I want to see a family atmosphere because that’s what I’m looking for in a school.”
Until he can go to his top destinations, Marshall is enjoying the process. He mentioned he is hearing the most from Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Oregon, Auburn, and LSU.
Regarding Andre Coleman, “He’s just really showing me love and telling me that’s a place I can show off my talents. He’s showing me the family and the support system there at Texas.”
In addition, Sarkisian bringing his offense from Alabama to Texas “helps (Texas) out.”
Until visits happen, Marshall has no timetable for the next step in his recruiting process.