In the end, Dallan “Deebo” Coleman went with comfort and history Wednesday when he picked Georgia Tech over Texas Tech and Ole Miss; the Yellow Jackets have been recruiting Coleman since the seventh grade and made him a priority in the 2021 class.
“They’ve been recruiting me for the longest, going back to my seventh and eighth grade year,” Coleman said of Georgia Tech. “They were one of the first to offer me, and I have a great relationship with those guys. I just feel really comfortable with them.”
Coleman has one of the most efficient perimeter jump shots in the class, with unlimited range and a quick release to go along with pro size (6-foot-6) which enables him to get his shot off against anyone on the perimeter.
Last season at West Nassau County (Callahan, Fla.), Coleman averaged 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.9 steals a game while shooting 46 percent from the 3-point line.
Coleman said the staff sold him with the plan to put the ball in his hands from day one.
“Just playing through mistakes and just being a shooter,” Coleman said. “Right now, they need a shooter, and I can contribute to that.”
Coleman is the Yellow Jackets’ second commitment from the 2021 class, joining Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) combo guard Miles Kelly.
“I’m very relieved, especially with my senior year coming up,” Coleman said. “I’m just trying to focus on the season and get a state championship.”