Keon Coleman Describes “The Dream” of Playing for Florida State

    Keon Coleman fulfilled his potential in 2023, telling NFL Combine media that he lived his dream playing for the Florida State Seminoles.

    Keon Coleman established himself as one of the top wide receivers in the nation during the 2023 college football season, and he is now embarking on his journey to turning pro.

    The playmaker was only with the Florida State Seminoles for one season, but he achieved his dream of playing in Tallahassee and creating opportunities for an NFL career.

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    Why Did Keon Coleman Choose Florida State?

    After two years at Michigan State, Coleman entered the transfer portal ahead of the 2023 season. With 58 receptions, 798 passing yards, and seven touchdowns, from 12 appearances the former Spartan was one of the most coveted players in the portal and opted to transfer to Tallahassee.

    Despite several offers from programs including USC, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma, Coleman chose the Seminoles as his next location, and it appears the choice was easy.

    When asked what made him choose Florida State, Coleman shared, “That’s like the dream there. I ain’t lying to you.”

    It appears Coleman didn’t take much recruiting for the Seminoles, and he took no convincing from HC Mike Norvell.

    “There was really nothing [Coach Norvell] could say. The tape speaks for itself. All the guys that we got out of the portal, I was like, why wouldn’t I want to go there and be with all those pro guys so I can adapt to an NFL-like role.”

    Coleman was speaking to the media in Indianapolis at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, where he continues his NFL Draft preparations. The Florida State WR is regarded as one of the top receivers in the draft and is a potential first-round selection.

    Entering an exciting team of offensive weapons, Norvell didn’t have to sell his vision, but Coleman did have a clear, defined role with the Seminoles that he hopes will set him up for success in the NFL.

    “Going there, my role was to be the guy that motions a lot, gonna get open, you know, gonna make the highlight plays and get the offense started, and whenever we need to play, it was gonna come to me as a guy that was highly covered,” Coleman said

    “You don’t go to the NFL and get 20 catches, you know what I’m saying? So I went there in hopes that I could get a respectable amount, amount of targets.”

    In 2023, Coleman had 50 receptions for 658 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, cementing himself as one of the top weapons in college football. However, it wasn’t just the playmaking skill set that the WR flashed.

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    Coleman knew that the abundance of talent in Tallahassee meant he would have to earn every reception.

    “You go through that mental adversity that every game you’re not gonna just go off,” The former Seminole said. “So other things are gonna work. You still gotta go out there and block, be consistent, and be a great teammate.”

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