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Basketball Recruiting

Top-50 senior Dallan 'Deebo' Coleman discusses finalists, sets timeline

October 19, 2020

Ranked amongst the Top-50 overall in the 2021 class, Dallan ‘Deebo’ Coleman had his long list of suitors and could have played in any major conference in the country. Still will, but just shows the variety of choices he had.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was down to eleven programs up until last week when he cut eight programs from that list. The eight included Auburn, Iowa State, Louisville, Memphis, Virginia, Wake Forest, Montana State, and UCF.

West Nassau has been led by Coleman for the past few years and this season he’s aiming to have an impressive year. In doing that, he was trying to get stronger this summer and he did that. Coleman told two weeks back that he gained ‘10-15 pounds’ during this summer and feels he has improved on the court.

Now, Coleman is also prepared to speed up his recruitment and as we reported along with him last week, he’s down to three schools. His final list is made up of Georgia Tech, Texas Tech, and Ole Miss.

Coleman broke down his three finalists and set a commitment timeline with

Texas Tech: “With them jumping on me late in the summer, they’ve gained a lot of ground on the recruiting part. Coach Ulric is always telling me how they are going to win a national championship, not saying they want to win one. That shows me that they are winners and that’s something everybody wants to be around. Coming into a position-less offense, they can use me in many ways. Coming off down screens and being in the pick-roll situations. They have played in a tough conference as well and playing against potential pros each in conference play is really appealing.”

Ole Miss: “Coach Hamilton is the assistant who has been reaching out the most and I feel that our relationship is growing fast with each other. They have continued to recruit me after some commitments. Coach Davis reaches out every week and catches up with me. They’ve done a terrific job of recruiting me. My dad is familiar with their system and staff from when they were at MTSU. They are recruiting me to play the combo-guard role. Not just being a shooter, letting me play in the pick-n-roll as well and decisions with the ball in my hand. SEC playing against potential pros each night in conference play is intriguing.”

Georgia Tech: “I have the longest relationship with them and very comfortable with them also had the opportunity to get to know them when they were at Memphis. I was in the 5th or 6th grade. They were the first to offer me. From day one they’ve always told me that I’ll have some big shoes to fill and the ball will be in my hand. Coach Swartz has done a great job recruiting me. I love scoring, but I enjoy making others around me better also. It’s the ACC it’s a chance playing against other potential pros in the night in conference play would be cool.”

What are you looking for in a program?

Coleman: “The biggest things I’m focused on when making a college decision are; player development, relationship with the coaching staff, playing time, and what role would I have.”

Commitment timeline?

Coleman: “Possibly in two weeks.”

So all signs pointing towards a decision in the next month. Will be an instant factor wherever he opts to go.


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