Surrency wants to bring #1 to life

Corey Surrency is a 5-star receiver and one of the top JUCO players in the nation this year. Surrency chose the Noles over LSU after his official visit in October. NoleDigest caught up with the standout to see what he's been up to and to see when he'll be in Tallahassee in the summer.

When Corey committed to Florida State some people felt it was kind of a shock. After a great official visit to LSU many experts thought the deal was sealed for Corey to become a Tiger. The relationship with Jimbo Fisher and the opportunity to see the field early were a few of the reasons why Surrency committed. He told NoleDigest that his relationship with Fisher has been building up since, and that he hears from him quite often. He said, "I heard from Coach Fisher 3 days ago. He was letting me know that he'll keep checking in on me to make sure I am taking care of business. I told him to not worry about it and that I'll be taking care of business. I've got to be at FSU and I don't want to let Jimbo down."

Corey is one of those prospects that will make a big impact as soon as he steps on the field at FSU. Before he can do that he must be able to qualify. That topic has been discussed lately, and Corey addressed it, saying, "I'm taking care of business. Right now I am sitting perfect and just waiting until I get to FSU. I gotta be honest in saying that I've been more focused on my school work more than football lately. I promise though I will not get too far behind, though. I go to tutoring everyday after class, so that's taking up my time."

Over the past couple years the vaunted number one jersey has not been kind to FSU and its fans. It has become a running joke that it needs to be retired, but for Corey it's the number he is looking for. "With Xavier Lee leaving I'm getting that number one jersey," stated Corey. "My plan is to wear that and represent it. I am going to bring that number to life."

Corey has built several relationships with his fellow recruits in the FSU class. He is roommates with running back Tavares Pressley, and he says he talks to E.J. Manuel "every other day through text or on the phone." He is excited to play with these recruits at FSU, saying, "Right now I am just waiting to get there. Me and Tavares always talk about what we're going to do when we get there. When I was at home for the holidays there was excitement from my family and friends in Miami. Some of my cousins were already sporting their FSU shirts. I liked that and it made me happy."

For Corey to realize his dream he just needs to finish off his last year at El Camino strong. From the looks of it, it seems as though he should be in Tallahassee in June. "I am ready to get there and bring FSU back. I'm tired of hearing these rumors about how much better Julio Jones and A.J. Green are. I want to get to FSU and prove myself. We're just a few players away from being back, and I hope to lead the way," stated Surrency.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for more updates with Corey and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.

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