Updated: September 14, 2013
by Richard Kent
CONNECTICUT (BASN)-It’s happened again.
Yes at Rutgers.
Another top wide receiver.
Following in the footsteps of Kenny Britt and Mohamed Sanu, both of the NFL.
His name is Brandon Coleman and he should be in the NFL next year as well.
Pro scouts have him in their top 10 wide receivers.
Coleman, 6-6 from Maryland, will be a key cog with respect to whether Rutgers finally makes it to a BCS bowl, this time in their final year before entering the Big Ten.
It almost happened last year, but a late season loss to Louisville knocked then out of contention.
Coleman already has accounted for 11 receptions for 124 yards and 2 td’s, in leading Rutgers to a 1-1 record, which could have been 2-0, but for a 1 point loss to highly regarded Fresno State.
Last season he earned 2nd team all Big east honors in catching 43 passes for 718 yards and 10 td’s off of the arm of current QB Gary Nova.
This week Coleman should lead his team to an easy victory over Eastern Michigan.
But then the tough part of the schedule begins for the Knights as they play Arkansas at home in late September and Louisville on the road in October in a nationally televised Thursday night ESPN game.
Who will ever forget the dramatic 2006 Rutgers Thursday night win over Louisville?
If Coleman plays up to potential, Rutgers could find itself in a mighty attractive January bowl game.