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Report: Pitt Contacts Michigan State Transfer WR Keon Coleman



Keon Coleman has heard from 59 schools since entering the transfer portal on May 3, according to On3’s Hayes Fawcett, and one of those schools is Pitt.

Coleman — a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver originally from Opelousas, Louisiana — is one of the most in-demand players in the transfer portal. And it’s easy to see why Pitt’s coaching staff has reached out.

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As a sophomore at Michigan State last season, Coleman led the team in catches (58), receiving yards (798) and touchdowns (eight) — just ahead of recent second round draft pick Jayden Reed.

In two seasons at Michigan, playing in 10 games as a true freshman and recording seven receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown, he showcased the blend of size, speed and agility that college teams covet — and is the kind of impact receiver Pitt would like to land heading into next season.

It remains to be seen if Coleman’s relationship with Pitt will progress enough to warrant serious interest, and there isn’t a prior relationship established since the staff didn’t recruit him the first time around, but Pitt’s coaching staff is doing its due diligence.

Originally a four-star recruit in the class of 2021, who held offers from quite a few schools the first time around, Coleman’s second recruiting process should be even bigger.

Coleman announced on Twitter that he was in Tallahassee, Florida to check out Florida State over the weekend, and he has not announced any further visits to this point.

Tiquan Underwood has been very active in scouring the transfer portal for wide receivers, offering quite a few portal receivers recently, including Landen King (Auburn), Jahdae Walker (Grand Valley State), JaQuae Jackson (California (Pa.)) and Dylan Goffney (SMU).

Pitt’s young receiving corps, which currently features true freshmen in vital depth roles, could use another experienced wide receiver or two heading into the fall.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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