Prospect Profile: Sterling Korona

Signing Day profile, analysis, and recruiting recap for Texas lineman prospect

Name: Sterling Korona
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 265 pounds
Position / Projected Pos: OT / OT

Ranking: Two-star offensive tackle ranked #136 nationally

Recruiting Recap: Korona picked Duke in June after a visit to Durham. He turned down offers from Houston, SMU, Tulsa, UTEP, and Washington State.

"Everything fell into place," Korona said. "Most importantly I was their first choice and I want to be somewhere that I can make a difference instead of being a third or fourth choice where I'm not needed."

Noteable: Strength numbers include a power clean of 245 pounds, a squat of 405 and bench press of 285 pounds.

Self-scouting report: "I would say my strengths on the field are my strong work ethic, my discipline, technique, and I'm extremely coachable. At this point I am working with a trainer and nutritionist to add weight and mass while increasing my strength." - Sterling Korona

Projected 2013 Role: As with most linemen, Duke will redshirt Korona in 2013 with eyes on him working towards taking over one of the tackle spots by the 2015 season.

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