FNL Spotlight: Corey Lemonier

At 6-4 and 230-pounds, Corey Lemonier is the nation's No. 3 ranked defensive end prospect. He is also a Scout.com five-star player ranked at No. 13. Lemonier holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan and just about every other major college football program around.

The interesting thing about Corey Lemonier is the fact that he wants to play more of a hybrid role in college. He would like to be a rush end/linebacker combo. Lemonier has mentioned in the past that he would like to gain another 20 or so pounds before he arrives on a college campus putting him in the 250-pound range.

I am sure that he took notice of middle linebacker Brandon Spikes as he played plenty of snaps at defensive end against both Alabama and Oklahoma last season. Lemonier has a very quick first step. He is very athletic for a guy his size and moves incredibly well with great closing speed. Lemonier might have one of the highest ceilings of any player in the state. He could have a big impact his first year at the next level depending on where he ends up.

Speed, power and drive are on display every time he steps on the field with a motor that never stops. I have Lemonier ranked No. 2 in the state of Florida behind only Matt Elam.

The Hurricanes are thought to have the inside track right now but if they falter this season that will play an important factor into this process.

Lemonier has been to Florida multiple times in the past and looks to return to Gainesville for Friday Night Lights as of right now. With Ronald Powell saying he will attend Friday Night Lights as well there will be no shortage of great defensive end prospects in The Swamp. Defensive tackle and teammate Calvin Smith will try to make the trip as well.

Hialeah also has a couple 2011 prospects to keep an eye out for, namely running back Jerron Seymour who is 5-8 and 180-pounds and has run as low as 4.39.


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