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Syracuse Football Recruiting: DE Kendall Coleman Flips From WMU to 'Cuse

Syracuse landed its first commitment of the contact period in 2016 DE Kendall Coleman.

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With the dead period now over, the Orange staff have wasted little time in hitting the road for new recruits. Because of this, it comes to no surprise that Syracuse has already landed a commitment, which came earlier today from 3-star 2016 defensive end Kendall Coleman out of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

Before flipping to Syracuse, he had been committed to Western Michigan since February. But once coaches Mike Hart and Vinson Reynolds made the move to Syracuse, they began moving back in on Coleman. Per Mike McAllister of, Coleman was convinced to flip his commitment to Syracuse after an in person meeting with coaches Mike Hart and Dino Babers alongside his family and high school coach. According to's Stephen Bailey, Coleman will be taking his official visit to Syracuse next weekend.

With Coleman's commitment, Syracuse gains back some more of the depth they lost at DE to graduation and Ron Thompson's declaring for the draft. Syracuse currently has one other DE committed in New Jersey native Jamal Holloway and they are still pursuing other defensive ends like Drew Beesley (visiting 1/29), Colin Miller (visiting next weekend), and Joshua Black (visiting next weekend).

The staff is working hard on the trail and there are many recruits visiting this weekend, so it may not be ludicrous to think there are additional commitments this weekend.