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Coleman's tap dance heading to New Jersey

Updating with the news: All-Met wide receiver Brandon Coleman of Bishop McNamara, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound senior, on Tuesday picked Rutgers over Maryland.

"I [decided] over the weekend and talked it over with my family the last couple days and i just knew Rutgers was the place," Coleman said. "I just went with my gut feeling. We did all the pros and cons and everything was pretty much even. I went where I felt more comfortable."

In addition to his ability on the field and basketball court, Coleman stands out in at least one other way: He is in his second year of taking tap dancing class as an elective -- and on his second set of custom-made size 16 tap shoes.

"A lot of basketball players and football players are better than me, I'm not the first one to do this," Coleman said. "It's good to step outside my box and do something that's not the norm. It's no joke. You can break a sweat in tap class. Some of my teammates do ballet, too."

Some college coaches visited the Forestville school while Coleman was in tap class and Coleman reported they got a kick out of watching him.

"I take it as a competitive challenge," he said. "If the teacher teaches me a new move, I'm going to take it seriously and get it down."

By Josh Barr  | February 2, 2010; 12:20 PM ET
Categories:  Bishop McNamara, Brandon Coleman, Football, Maryland, Rutgers  
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Is there new information saying he's leaning back towards Rutgers? Several other sources have said that the Terps now lead, since the RU WR coach left.

Posted by: ICBomber | February 2, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Very - Very good decision by Brandon Coleman --- Go Rutgers !

Have you noticed that all of this year's DeMatha players have said no - to - Maryland ?

Posted by: stephenwhelton | February 2, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Is there new information saying he's leaning back towards Rutgers?

Posted by: ICBomber | February 2, 2010 12:51 PM

Umm, did you miss the part of Josh's story where Coleman said that he was going to Rutgers?

Posted by: Kev29 | February 2, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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