Bishop McNamara WR on the Rise

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Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD) wide receiver Brandon Coleman seems to be gaining more and more momentum as the recruiting process goes on, now boasting 13 Division 1A offers with more perhaps on the way soon. Both Virginia Division 1A programs have offered the 6-6, 200-pound prospect. He also visited both within the past few weeks.

This past weekend, the standout junior headed to Blacksburg for Tech’s Spring Game.

“The experience was great. I was truly impressed,” Coleman said. “I like the vibe that I got from the fans, coaches and players.”

Coleman, who had never visited Virginia Tech before last week, came away with a favorable impression of the school and the program.

“I could see myself there getting the education I want and playing great football,” Coleman said. “I really like what Coach Beamer is doing with his program.”

Coleman’s trip to Virginia, which occurred earlier this month, was similarly positive.

“I like the vibe [at Virginia],” Coleman said. “I like the tempo of things around there.”

The Maryland rising senior has developed good relationships on both coaching staffs.

“[Virginia Tech’s] Coach Hite and Coach Sherman have been doing a great job of trying to get to know me as a person and I appreciate that,” Coleman said.

Of his relationship with Virginia’s coaches, he said, “It is chill and laid back. They keep it real with me. Coach Dex and Coach Scott, I like their personalities and I think as time goes on it will get better.”

Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the programs that have offered Coleman. Bishop McNamara head coach Bryce Bevill adds that Georgia called recently and Oklahoma has requested tape.

While Coleman’s combination of size and athleticism are big factors in terms of drawing interest from college coaches, the top junior also impresses coaches with his character.

“It is everything,” Coach Bevill said. “It is not just his ability, but it is his character and work ethic. He is a humble guy. He is the total package. He is a throwback kind of guy. He takes well to criticism and coaching points.”

Coleman earned second-team all-WCAC honors at wide receiver last season as a junior. He is a very good basketball player as