Keon Coleman, former Michigan State WR, reveals transfer destination
Keon Coleman is officially on the move via the transfer portal. After beginning his career at Michigan State and posting a breakout campaign in 2022, Coleman announced his next destination Wednesday evening.
The 6-foot-4 wide receiver out of Louisiana via the 2021 recruiting class announced he is committing to Florida State. Coleman committed to the Seminoles and head coach Mike Norvell over Ole Miss.
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Coleman originally came to Michigan State as a two-sport athlete and spent time with Tom Izzo’s hoops program before finally deciding to focus solely on football. He was the leading receiver for the Spartans with a breakout 2022 campaign that included 58 catches, 798 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Impact of Keon Coleman’s transfer
The move by Coleman only adds to what has been an offseason of turnover for Mel Tucker and his Spartan program. Already, Payton Thorne — a two-year starter at quarterback for Michigan State — has announced he is transferring to Auburn, and yet, Coleman’s decision might be the more impactful move.
There’s no denying the impact Thorne had during his time with the Spartans, but it is also worth noting he was engaged in a QB battle after a disappointing performance in 2022. It is unfair to project how Noah Kim or Katin Houser might fair as the starter, but there’s no getting around the fact Thorne did not blow away the competition in the QB battle this offseason.
As for Coleman, it’s hard to see a player currently on Michigan State’s roster capable of stepping into the role of game-changing WR1 to begin the 2023 season. Coleman’s departure also leaves the Spartans without their top two receivers from a year ago with Jayden Reed off to the NFL.