Early Look at 2007 In-State Bluechip Prospect

One of Alabama's top juniors gives an early list of colleges he likes as he begins his recruitment for 2007.

Mobile, Ala.--Despite his signing day still being a year away, junior defensive end Sidell Corley of McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Ala., already has a list of four favorites as the recruiting process just begins to heat up.

"They're both in my top four," the 6-4, 248 junior says about the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. "Notre Dame and Florida are also in there.

"At Florida I like the atmosphere, the spirit of the fans and the coach (Urban Meyer)," Corley adds. "For Auburn I like the style of play that the defensive ends play. The way the defensive ends put their ears back, go crazy and take off. It reminds me of myself a little bit."

Sidell Corley is a physical player whose stock should continue to rise before next season.

Corley adds that he has been impressed with head coaches Mike Shula of Alabama and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame.

After what he calls a disappointing 9.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for a loss during his junior season at defensive end, Corley was a standout at both the Alabama Junior All-Star game practices in Troy and in San Antonio at the U.S. Army All-American Combine.

With his combination of size and quickness, Corley is expected to be one of Alabama's top prospects for the 2006 season and he says that his experiences at Army All-Star Combine in San Antonio, Tex., should help him going into next season.

"Seeing these guys will make you better and you can see where you are at, at this point in time," he says about the competition. "I excel off the ball and use my quickness to make linemen actually have to move a bit. I had a good time."


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