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Nebraska Recruiting: Coleman Cuts List to Seven

August 07, 2022

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Hail Varsity recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


Nebraska’s top target in the 2023 recruiting class trimmed his list of potential suitors this weekend, and the Huskers are still in the race. Should still have a pretty favorable post, too.

Lincoln East wide receiver Malachi Coleman released his top seven on Saturday.

Coleman, a top-100 player at 247 Sports, has been diligent with his process so far. After a strong performance at a camp in Atlanta in March, Georgia offered the 4-star wide receiver and Coleman was able to quickly visit campus to check out the reigning national champs. He took official visits to Nebraska and Michigan in June and has made unofficial visits to Oregon and Oklahoma. Coleman plans to make official visits to USC and Mississippi early this fall before an announced commitment date of Oct. 15.

The 2023 class in Nebraska is deep on talent, and Coleman sits atop the list, but that’s only scratching the surface. By 247 Composite rating, Coleman (0.9591) is the highest rated player from the state since Baker Steinkuhler (0.9812) in the class of 2008. After converting from the offensive line to the defensive front during his redshirt season, Steinkuhler would go on to earn all-conference honors in the Big 12 and the Big Ten as a three-year starter.

But there’s more to Coleman than just his extraordinary athletic ability, as his 7-on-7 coach with Nebraska Elite, Araf Evans, told Hail Varsity in April.

“I think he has more value off the field than he does on the field, just by his power and presence in helping others. I know that’s very important for any organization. That’s a kid that I want on my team. I don’t care who you are but when you see a person like that you know he’s definitely going to be a leader and he’s definitely going to do the right things and represent your organization well. I can’t speak highly enough of that kid and their family.”

Nebraska remains in a good spot for the talented wideout, but it’s going to be a battle over the next two months. Of course, there’s pressure for the Huskers to land the in-state prospect. There always is with local prospects, but Coleman could be one of the best to come along in a while.

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>>Building a “team” is probably tougher in the transfer era, but Scott Frost said the Huskers, so far, have built a strong bond.

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>>If you’re a Nebraska basketball fan, you really need to read these offseason player breakdowns by staff writer Jacob Padilla. They’re excellent.Want a better idea of what type of player Alabama transfer Juwan Gary is? Jacob has you covered. He’s also provided detailed analysis on Keisei Tominaga, C.J. Wilcher and Derrick Walker.

>>Frost puts a bow on week two of fall camp.

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