Geismar, La., Dutchtown football star Corey McBride would rather be playing for a state championship this weekend, but at least he's doing the second-best thing the following weekend.
McBride (6-2, 180, 4.38) and teammate Torrance Mosley (5-11, 180, 4.4) – a fellow Razorback wide receiver commit – will instead be taking their official visits to Arkansas on Dec. 13-15.
They were scheduled to visit this upcoming weekend, but pushed it back due to weather concerns.
That haven't been in Fayetteville since July 20 for the Razorback camp at which both earned their offer and committed on the same day.
"I am really looking forward to it," McBride said. "It's been a while since we've been up there. I can't wait."
McBride, a track star as well, is a four-star prospect per ESPN.com while both he and Mosley are ranked as three-star players by Scout.com.
Dutchtown ended its season 10-3 in the Class 5A quarterfinals with a 23-7 loss to Destrahan – it's second loss of the season to the Wildcats.
"We certainly would have liked to have had a couple more wins, but the team had a really good season and I felt like we really played well together," McBride said.
It was an injury-plagued year for McBride, who suffered a pair of mishaps that cost him about a month of a season in which he ended up with 21 catches for 345 yards.
"I really had to fight through some adversity as I broke my finger at the first of the season and then broke my hand later," McBride said. "I missed about a month with the hand and then I went to the doctor and asked him if it was with a could play with it if I wore a cast.
"He hooked me up with one that I could play in and I got to play our last few games," McBride added. "I was glad to get to come back and help before the season was over."
He and Mosley did get bragging rights mid-season over a pair of fellow Razorback commits in the Metarie Archbishop Rummel duo of linebacker Dwayne Eugene and cornerback Henre' Toliver.
Although the latter pair are playing for a state title next week, it was Dutchtown topping Archbishop Rummel 31-28 back on Oct. 4 with McBride having a 79-yard TD catch among 4 receptions for 111 yards.
"Both of those guys are really great players," McBride said. "It was a fun night, especially because we won."
Mosley – who lined up mostly at tailback – had over 400 yards rushing, 200 yards receiving and 500 return yards.
His biggest thrill of the season was scoring the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run in the fifth overtime of a 53-50 win over St. Amant on Nov. 18.
"Torrance had a great year and can do so many big-time things out there on the football field," McBride said. "He is electric anytime he gets his hands on the football."
McBride certainly followed Arkansas' season from afar.
"I watched as many games as I could," McBride said. "They didn't have a great year, certainly not in the SEC games, but I liked what I saw down the stretch from them. They kept fighting and we have a lot of good young players.
"My two favorite games for them this year were the Texas A&M and LSU game – which they should have won," McBride said. "Both of those games should show they can compete with very good teams and just need to get a few players and finish.
"I know Torrance and I are excited to get up there and help out," McBride continued. "Like I said, I can't wait."
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