Malachi Coleman is expected to make an impact on the Nebraska football season, even if that impact isn’t coming in the first week of the season.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that much is expected of Malachi Coleman. He was a hell of a get during last year’s recruiting cycle by the Nebraska football team.
He’s seen as a good enough get that he was just listed on ESPN’s top 50 newcomers in all of college football. Now he just needs to get on the field.
Coleman was just inside that Top 50, placing 49 on the list.
"Coleman is a 6-foot-5, 200-pound receiver out of Lincoln, Nebraska, and has a chance to be the hometown hero on this offense. He has all the tools to be a great wideout for coach Matt Rhule and will provide a big target for quarterback Jeff Sims. Coleman has already received rave reviews from his coaches and, if he progresses on the path he’s on, he should contribute quite a bit in the fall."
The Nebraska football freshman is one of 10 Big Ten players on the list, and while he is the only Huskers and the last B1G player on the list, it’s clear getting his name on there at all is plenty impressive.
Nebraska football freshman needs to find the field
If Coleman is going to live up to the billing of one of the best newcomers in the conference, he’s going to need to get on the field plenty.
Last Friday’s depth chart is a bit of a hiccup in that regard. The wide receiver wasn’t listed on the Nebraska football two-deep
That isn’t a shock, and it shouldn’t be taken as a slight against Coleman. Head coach Matt Rhule made it clear last week that he didn’t see a lot of freshmen getting a ton of playing time in the season opener.
On the other hand, Rhule made it clear that the Nebraska football team would play a lot of guys against Minnesota. It’s possible Malachi Coleman could make an impact even if he’s not among the starting players.