Malachi Coleman

  • Pos WR
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 190

Prospect Info

  • High School Lincoln East
  • City Lincoln, NE
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Jersey #81
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 12/21/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 06/06/2022

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Tall, long, and lean with significant frame space. Narrow through the core but plenty of room to add needed mass. Two-way playmaker at outside receiver and defensive end with physical tools and requisite athleticism to play either side of the ball in the long term.

That said, may project higher as an edge rusher. Plays with a consistent motor and flashes chase-down pursuit athleticism. Closes fast and finishes tackles stronger than lean, sinewy build suggests. Dangerous back-side rusher who produced four forced fumbles as a junior.

Height, reach, and athleticism foster ball-winning ability on offense. Big-play machine with 33.0 yards per catch and 10 of 17 receptions going for touchdowns. Open-field top gear pulls away from defenders.

Rare multi-sport athlete in regards to physical tools and sizzling track data. Posted at least 10 sub-11.00 100s and at least four sub-22.00 200s in junior track season. Ripped PRs of 10.46 and 21.31, along with a 46+ triple jump. Qualified for state in all three events, finishing second in the 100 and 200 and third in the TJ. Also plays basketball.

Needs significant mass addition to maximize effectiveness at the line of scrimmage, particularly vs. the run. Somewhat narrow build could relatively limit bulking capacity. Needs to expand move set to increase pressure rate. Wins matchups with athleticism and effort to this point.

Unique, high-ceiling football player with outstanding athleticism and physical tools. May need some time to physically and technically develop, but potential is through the roof. Projects as a high-major recruit with the long-term upside to get drafted, possibly in the top half.

H.S. Athletic Background

Member of 247Sports' 2023 Freaks List.

Also plays basketball and competes in track and field.
Ran numerous sub-11.00 100-meter times as a junior, including a 10.46 PR in May 2022. Ran a handful of sub-22.00 200-meter times with a 21.31 PR. Placed second in the 100 (10.58) and 200 (21.34) at the Nebraska Class A/Class B state track and field championships in May 2022. Finished third in the triple jump with a 45-3.25, which followed a 46-4.5 PR a week prior.
Averaged 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds with 56 percent shooting during junior basketball season.
Ran an 11.29 100, a 22.63 200, and triple jumped 45-9 as a sophomore. Placed fourth with a 45-1 triple jump at the Nebraska state meet in May 2021.
2021: Full-time two-way player at receiver and defensive end in productive junior season. Posted 17-561-10 receiving (33.0 ypc) with 57 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks, and four forced fumbles. Helped Lincoln East to a 6-4 record and a Nebraska Class A playoff appearance.
- Gabe Brooks

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