Recruiting expert logs prediction for Auburn to flip 5-star WR Cam Coleman from Texas A&M

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Cam Coleman Auburn Intel | Jeffery Lee with the latest on the 5-Star WR

Phenix City (Ala.) Central five-star wide receiver Cam Coleman made a surprise commitment to Texas A&M on July 4. It was Auburn that was initially viewed as the frontrunner for his pledge.

The Tigers never wavered in their recruitment of the 6-foot-3.5, 185-pounder and have now picked up some serious buzz with the Early Signing Period right around the corner. Recruiting insider Michael Langston has now logged a pick in the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM) for Coleman to flip to the Tigers.

Coleman is expected back on the Plains this weekend as Auburn takes on New Mexico State. He’s also expected back for the Iron Bowl against Alabama next weekend. Hugh Freeze and Co. are on pace to have the talented prospect on campus upwards of three times over the past month.

Coleman is the No. 12 overall prospect and No. 3 WR in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the top-ranked player in Alabama.

“Cam Coleman continues to be committed to A&M despite the firing of Jimbo Fisher. However, I do not think he ends up at Texas A&M. Auburn and Florida State are the only two schools that have been recruiting him throughout,” Auburn insider Jeffrey Lee said earlier this week. “I think Auburn has the advantage there, being able to get him campus a lot easier than Florida State.”

Auburn’s 2024 recruiting class is currently ranks 16th in the nation, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings. The addition of Coleman would be major for the Tigers, who have made a living off of flips this cycle.

Foley (Ala.) four-star WR Perry Thompson (Alabama), Clanton (Ala.) Chilton County four-star linebacker Demarcus Riddick (Georgia) and Picayune (Miss.) Memorial four-star EDGE Jamonta Waller (Florida) all flipped to AU and make up the Tigers’ top-three commits.

Cam Coleman Scouting Summary

“Twitched-up receiver with projectable size and length who is arguably the most physically-gifted pass catcher in the 2024 cycle. Projects as a dynamic X wide receiver. Measured in at 6-foot-3.5, 185 pounds with a 33.5-inch arm in the spring prior to his senior season. Tested as a rare athlete during the spring camp cycle. Pairs his athleticism and length to result in a large catch radius. Shows the ability to make eye-popping acrobatic grabs in contested situations. Adjusts to low and wide throws. Frames the ball at the catch point, using good technique. Flashed a relatively advanced release package off the line of scrimmage in the camp setting along with the burst and long-speed to separate on Friday nights.

…Has the long speed to separate downfield against top corners. Runs with toughness after the catch. Has a shorter stride length for a taller wide receiver. Doubles as an electric above-the-rim athlete on the basketball court. Young for the cycle, not turning 18 years-old until his freshman season of college. Does not have the same level of gaudy production as some other top-ranked 2024 wide receivers as he split targets with Michigan signee Karmello English as a junior. Has shown several signs of a very high developmental upside along with a rapid spike in his development over the course of his junior year.”