Really good to see Columbia High School’s Brandon Coleman back in action, after suffering s severe knee injury last fall. Looks to be about 80 per cent. But looked good.
Brandon missed basketball season. Missed track season. But looked good in the drills. Actually ran a 4.61/40 and broad jumped 9’0. Measured at 6’1-210. He looks good physically and ran well. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised.
Talked with him just a little at the Walsh football camp. Until an athlete gets that first major injury, no one really knows how the athlete will bounce back from the injury. Regardless, whether he/she is a professional or college athlete. Obviously, a high school athlete would be even worse.
Brandon came to an MSR Showcase after his 9th grade year. Ran well. Showed some athleticism. He improved as a sophomore. Last year I watched him scrimmage. Thought that he had to be more explosive. That he had to be more aggressive as a ball carrier.
As he was improving as a ball carrier and running with more aggressiveness, he tore his ACL in October and had surgery on October 16. Threw away his crutches on December 6. He has gone through a very tough rehab program
Brandon looks good. Tough upper body. As I wrote earlier – ran 4.6 and about 80 percent.
Like him as an RB. Really could see him at linebacker, as well. Just so much stronger than last year. Overall bigger/stronger/faster. For me, he would be an ideal linebacker who could play inside and slide to the outside as well. Of course, he would need to add more weight/strength.
Brandon only has one offer, but will be visiting Akron this week. He just wants to play college football. I believe that he will have to prove himself in contact – live – actual hitting drills. There are still scholarships available, especially when a player is coming off a major injury.