'21 FL SG - Dallan Coleman (Verbal Offer)

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    Lately, Dallan “Deebo” Coleman hasn’t exactly had a busy schedule. In a normal year, he’d be traveling the country on the grassroots circuit, showcasing himself against some of the nation’s best high school players.

    Instead? It’s just basketball and the beach right now for the Florida resident who hails from Memphis. Well, and extensive time put into talking with college coaches.

    Ohio State became the latest program to extend a scholarship offer last week. Chris Holtmann pulled the trigger on Wednesday, joining the dozen other schools after Coleman, a four-star shooting guard. He’s ranked as the No. 48 overall prospect and 10th-best shooting guard in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

    “They felt like I can come in and have an impact from the start,” Coleman told Eleven Warriors. “They feel like that I'm an impact guard.”

    Ever since landing early commitments from power forward Kalen Etzler and combo guard Meechie Johnson, the Buckeyes have been chasing a shooting guard with ball-handling capabilities and a standout big man to round of the 2021 class. Potentially, Coleman could fill the hole in the backcourt.

    “I would say my ability to shoot the ball is (good),” Coleman said. “Me being able to facilitate, being a big guard, maybe handle the ball. I'm very versatile. Good on-ball defender.”

    Since the 6-foot-6, 195-pounder hasn’t visited campus yet and admittedly doesn’t know much other than it’s “one of the top schools in their conference” and has a connection with Lebron James, Ohio State can’t be viewed as anything but an underdog, playing catch-up to Memphis, Mississippi, Louisville, Georgia Tech and others. But Coleman said he has been talking to assistant coach Ryan Pedon for multiple months and has begun to get to know Holtmann in the past few weeks.

    This upcoming week, Coleman said, Pedon plans to set up a virtual visit on Zoom so he can get a better understanding of Ohio State.

    “It means a lot, especially from a staff with him saying they don't offer a lot of people,” Coleman said. “Especially because they haven't offered a lot of people in my class.”

    In the past four months, as Coleman noted, the Buckeyes have only offered scholarships to four 2021 prospects who might be able to fill the backcourt opening in the class. They’re after a few others, including St. Vincent-St. Mary four-star guard Malaki Branham, but the list of targets isn’t overly long.

    At Ohio State, Coleman envisions he could serve as a combo guard, able to impact games with his standout shooting ability while also being able to facilitate.

    Right now, Coleman isn’t able to take in-person recruiting visits anywhere. They’ve been barred since March and remain against the rules until at least July 31. At some point, though, Coleman said he hopes to take a visit to Columbus to see Ohio State.

    Eventually, how will Coleman gauge which school to attend? Let him explain.

    “For one, our relationship with the coaches, and two, how big are they on player development,” Coleman said. “How can they prepare me for the next level and make me a better player. And then lastly, just having a system that I'm used to, that I can run. And then coming in, how many minutes would I play, effective minutes.”

     
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