Word has trickled out that James Coleman, a Quarterback, Running Back, and all around Athlete from Middle Village, in Queens New York has given a verbal commitment to Buffalo.
Coleman plays for Christ the King Regional High School, a Catholic high school which commonly goes by CK. The school is considered a very solid basketball school but is not really a powerhouse in football. Still this year they should produce two or more division one players, including Coleman.
Coleman brings the known verbal count to six. and is the first potential Quarterback we've heard about here at Bull Run.
Last seasons Coleman racked up 1,500 yards rushing, more than six hundred passing. He accounted for 20 touchdowns. If there is any area of concern it might be his three fumbles in 200 carries. That's not an awful number but there is room for improvement.
In their lone win last season Coleman threw for three touchdowns and 96 yards. He tacked on 232 yards on the ground. He has been one of the most potent offensive weapons on his teams roster for two seasons and looks to have a solid senior year before joining the Bulls.
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The list of other colleges visiting Christ the King to scout Coleman is lengthy and impressive: Michigan, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and UConn. As a junior high school quarterback, Coleman totaled 20 touchdowns and earned All-Queens honors by the New York Post. While the high-major schools were more interested in shuffling Coleman to the defensive side of the ball, Simon was set on Coleman’s future at running back, his preferred position according to Braziller’s piece. Assuming he stands by his verbal, Coleman will be a UB freshman in fall 2014.
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There is a chance one of the BCS schools could make a run at Coleman. It would have to take something extraordinary to change his mind. Buffalo has everything he wanted, the opportunity to play right way, get a good education and coaching staff he felt comfortable with. “Right now my mind is set on Buffalo,” he said. “It’s a good fit for me.”