LINCOLN, Neb. – Malachi Coleman has officially made his college choice, choosing family time over Coach Prime.

Coleman previously committed to Nebraska under former interim coach Mickey Joseph before announcing that he was re-opening his commitment on Dec. 1.

Twenty days later, Coleman announced that he was signing with the Huskers and head coach Matt Rhule after all, choosing Nebraska over Colorado and Coach Deion Sanders.

“They for sure made it known to me that I’m the top priority,” Coleman said in announcement ceremony with Rivals. “Coach Rhule is an amazing person.”

Coleman said he’s been told he could play seven different positions, but Rhule has told him he will begin his Husker career at wide receiver.

“Coach Rhule is known for putting people in the NFL and building teams back up,” Coleman told Rivals during his ceremony. “I fully trust that’s what we’re going to do here. I want to be part it when we change this around. I’m from here. This where I live. This is my city, so I want to put on for the state.”

Coleman led the Lincoln East football to consecutive playoff appearances, despite battling injuries in his senior season. In 2021, he paced the Spartans with 571 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He was also a state medallist during the track and field season.

Nebraska and Colorado will play each other this fall in Boulder.