Corley considering Sun Devils

Nationally coveted wide receiver Donnie Corley was coveted early by Arizona State and he continues to regard the Sun Devils well as his recruitment unfolds.

Donnie Corley from Detroit, Mich., is a 4-star wide receiver prospect rated as the No. 25 best receiver prospect in the country according to Therefore, he reportedly has an offered from many of the top national powerhouse football programs.

Corley has an offer from Arizona State and said the Sun Devil coaching staff is one of the first schools to recognize his potential. Because ASU pulled the trigger early, the coveted wide receiver said he still considering the Sun Devils.

Corley said ASU wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander paid a lot of attention to him early.

“I have a lot of interest in them,” Corley said. “I don’t have like a top list out. But, I have a lot of interest in them. Coach (Alexander) came by the school a few times and they’re one of my early offers and they’re winning so I mean I have a lot of interest in them.”

Corley said the Sun Devils offered him a scholarship around October during his junior football season. He said only a handful of schools had offered him at the time.

“It kind of makes me feel like they really want me because he offered me and you know how some schools offer you just go by who else offered you,” Corley said. “They offered me off just pure athleticism. They like me. They need me.”

Since ASU offered, a bunch of programs have also sought out the talents of the 6-foot-2, 187-pound wide receiver from King High School with a verified 40-time of 4.54. Besides being No. 25 wide receiver prospect in the country, Corley is ranked the top receiver in Michigan is in the top 150 overall prospects (No. 131).

He reportedly holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State and has the attention of his surrounding Big Ten schools with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State, amongst others.

He said he recently made unofficial visits to Michigan State and Ohio State and will take a trip to Tennessee this weekend. He reportedly also holds an offer from the Volunteers.

He said he is interested in taking an unofficial visit to Arizona State. But, he was honest and said it will be difficult to make the long journey and does not expect to make the unofficial trip.

But he is still high on the Sun Devils. Like other recruits, Corley has been impressed with the success the Sun Devils have had lately with back-to-back 10-win seasons.

He wants to play for a team competing for the ultimate goal.

“I’m not going to pick a school by if they’re winning or losing,” Corley said. “But I mean, obviously you want to go to a school that is going have a BCS championship chance…They’re clearly winning a lot of games so that would be a school that I’d love to go to.”

Corley said even though making an unofficial to ASU would be difficult, an official trip to Tempe is a possibility.

Corley will be one of the few to compete in the Nike Opening Finals in Oregon starting July 7. He said he might trim down his list to a top-5 in the next couple weeks.

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