Freshman receiver Cameron Coleman catches passes pregame vs. CMU

Freshman receiver Cameron Coleman catches passes pregame vs. CMU

Western Michigan football has lost its top player from its 2019 recruiting class.

Former three-star wide receiver Cameron Coleman is no longer a member of the program, a team spokesperson confirmed to the Western Herald on Friday.

Coleman, from Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School in Saint Louis, Mo., was the 11th ranked player in the state coming out of high school and the 66th ranked wide receiver in his class, according to 247 Sports.

Before choosing Western Michigan, Coleman held several other offers from Power Five schools, including Nebraska, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa State, Kentucky, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

In his freshman campaign last season, Coleman did not record any statistics while fellow class of 2019 freshmen receivers Skyy Moore and Corey Crooms combined for 63 receptions for 950 yards and four touchdowns.

Along with the likes of Moore and Crooms, Coleman would have been competing with what has become a deep wide receiving core. D'Wayne Eskridge is a playmaker at the position, who moved back to offense after playing the majority of his snaps at cornerback last season before a season-ending collarbone injury at Syracuse.

Redshirt junior Jaylen Hall and redshirt sophomore DaShon Bussell also showed flashes of production last season as quarterback Kaleb Eleby will have plenty of weapons surrounding him.

Coleman's name has not appeared in the NCAA's transfer portal, according to 247 Sports' website.

Western Michigan is scheduled to begin its season on Friday, Sept. 4 against Colgate at Waldo Stadium.

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