3-star TE Nason Coleman flips commitment from Princeton to BYU (Class of 2022)

Nason Coleman announced his decommitment from Princeton and commitment to BYU (Class of 2022), as reported on Twitter:

Coleman is a 6-foot-3 230 pound tight end that prepped at Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona), where as a senior he had 50 receptions for 718 yards (14.4 ypc) and 10 touchdowns (MaxPreps).  He was named to the 2021 All-Region first-team and awarded the Todd Heap tight end of the Year award.

Coleman missed his entire junior season with an ACL injury.  As a sophomore he caught 14 passes for 126 yards during the Wolves 13-0 Open Division state championship run.  He moved to Arizona from Hawaii as a freshman.

Coleman is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8365), who rated him the no. 21 overall recruit from Arizona in the class of 2022. He made a verbal commitment to Princeton on July 12, 2021 but did not sign with them at national signing day.  He had scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Idaho, Iowa State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Penn, Princeton, UCF, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, and Yale.

Chandler high school is the alma mater of Gunner Romney, Tate Romney, Jacob Conover, Sione Hingano, and Sitalingi Havea.

I caught up with Coleman to ask him about his recruitment.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Coleman: I really love the coaching staff and how they are really straight forward and down to earth people. I also love the networking program BYU has and how there are many opportunities for their graduates with life after football! I feel like BYU is a good fit for me because of the way they utilize their tight ends and how they have a great history of players at the specific position as well. I also like the atmosphere BYU has and how everyone is focused and always ready to work. I feel like it would be a great environment to be around where everyone wants to be the best version of themselves, and I feel like I would be able to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually at BYU. I also love the family atmosphere, and on my visit I felt very welcomed and comfortable with all of the players and coaching staff!

BYU Insider: Who was showing you the most love int eh recruiting process
Coleman: BYU, Princeton, Utah, and ASU.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Coleman: My favorite things to do is go to the beach with my family and friends. I love Marvel movies and like to play Madden, Call of Duty, and Fortnite (anyone can get the work from me in those games). My favorite foods are either Polynesian food or anything BBQ.

BYU Insider: What’s one of your accomplishments in sports?
Coleman: To overcome my ACL surgery and in the next year receive the Todd Heap Award for being the top Tight End in Arizona!

BYU Insider: What is some good advice that you’ve received?
Coleman: During my ACL recovery process the best advice I received was that “someone is always in a harder situation than I am”. It is very short and simple, but has a lot of meaning. The recovery process was extremely hard mentally and physically, but after hearing this it made me grateful for everything I had, it gave me no reason to complain, and it helped humble me. This also motivated me to always look on the bright side of things in any situation.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player (collegiate or pro) that you seek to emulate on the field?
Coleman: Travis Kelce (Tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs). I like the way he plays and how he is a good blocker and route runner. I would like to play the game just like him.

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