Ready for Trip to LSU Country

Many recruits are expected to be on hand for this weekend's showdown in Baton Rouge between LSU and Florida. One of the recruits that will be making the trip is California product Corey Surrency (6'4, 205, 4.5).

Corey Surrency

Last year while playing for El Camino Junior College as a freshman, Surrency had 23 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns. This season Surrency is the man his opponents' defenders circle.


"This season is not going too good for me individually anyway," Surrency said. "My team is 3-1, but the defenses I am going up against are double and triple teaming me so it is hard for my quarterback to get me the ball.


"I didn't play in last week's game because I received 2 personal fouls in the game prior to that one," Surrency added. "The first flag was thrown for me and another guy talking too much to each other and the second was thrown for something else. Other than that I am doing alright in school. I am just trying to maintain the grades to get out of here."


Surrency says he has narrowed his leaders down to two schools and after he visits each of them he will have his mind made up.


"My top two schools are LSU and Florida St," said Surrency. "I am going to the LSU vs. Florida game this weekend with a guy from Miami that usually helps kids get into junior college that can not make it in a Division 1 school right away. I want to see how the environment is over there as well as how the coaches are and who are the players that I may one day be playing with. I want to see how I fit in with all of them.


"I talk to coach McCarthy from LSU pretty often," Surrency continued. "He usually tells me that I'd have a good chance to play at LSU and then we just talk about other receiver stuff. He also calls my mom sometimes and speaks with her about me."


Surrency has plans to make it to Florida St. to check out its team and its university for the same reasons he is making the trip to Tiger Country.


"Florida St. is a team with a good football program," Surrency stated. "They have Jimbo Fisher now and he is opening up things with their offense. I also have a friend on the team named J.R. Bryant. I talk to him every week. He lets me know what is going on with the team and kind of gives me the inside scoop."


Surrency said he knows it will require a lot of work if he would select LSU.


"I know if I would go to LSU I would have to come in focused and ready to work," said Surrency. "The SEC is no joke and I would probably have to get bigger to take the pounding that comes along with playing in the SEC. I am willing to do whatever it takes though."

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