Corey Lemonier Recruiting File

The 2010 recruiting class on the defensive line is as good as I can remember across the board, enter Corey Lemonier. The Hialeah (FL) High School superstar is another five-star prospect in the state of Florida and the No. 8 ranked prospect in the nation.

State: Florida

City:
Hialeah

High School:
Hialeah High School

Position:
Defensive End

National Rank:
No. 8

Position Rank:
5*/No. 4

Height:
6-4

Weight:
230

40-Time:
4.70

Offer List:
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Miami, New Mexico, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

My Take:
Size, speed and athletic ability are three traits that make Corey Lemonier one of the top defensive players in the country. A great first step allows him to get the edge on any given play and is a disruptive force once in the opposing backfield. Like any player entering his senior season of football he needs to work on his overall strength but as he grows and continues to get bigger he will be a force at the next level.

Lemonier plays it close to the vest and many people believe at the end of the day he stays close to home and plays with the Miami Hurricanes. Ironically the Hurricanes aren't even recruiting him as hard as five other programs at this time. Don't let that fact fool you with regards to him playing with the hometown team. It is not uncommon for the "home team" to lag a bit behind in terms of the amount of attention kids are receiving. Lemonier and teammate defensive tackle Calvin Smith took a recent trip to New Mexico and came away very impressed. While it would be very surprising indeed to see Lemonier sign with New Mexico this one is anyone's guess. When it's this close I always go with the home town team and in this case it's the Miami Hurricanes. Expect head coach Ron Zook and Illinois to keep the pressure on and they could be considered a very good sleeper pick.

Corey Lemonier on his summer:
"Summer went good. I went to Florida's camp and Auburn's camp and did really good. Our team is looking pretty good. We got a lot of three year varsity players this year, so we're experienced and I just want to get better at everything I do. The schools that have been recruiting me hard is Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, Auburn and Florida State."

Scout.Com Biography:
Had 40 tackles and ten sacks as a junior from defensive end spot. All Dade County Second Team.


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