UM in North Florida Again

Fort Meade standout Jemalle Cornelius is one of the top two-way standouts in the entire state this season. The north Florida standout is being heavily recruited, and he talks about the recruiting process, where the Hurricanes currently stand, and his visit schedule in this exclusive interview with

At the NIKE Camp in Atlanta back in April, Jemalle Cornelius checked in at 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds and ripped off a camp-best 4.40 time in the 40. He also turned in an impressive 37-inch vertical jump. He's grown an inch since then and says he has shed a little off his 40 time, which now dips into the 4.38 range on turf, which would make him a legit 4.45 kid on grass. Inside the classroom, he has a 4.0 GPA and a 960 SAT score. In five games this season, Cornelius has 402 yards passing and six touchdowns. He also has 140 rushing yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt for a touchdown. Defensively, nobody throws in his direction at cornerback.

Which schools have been calling you this month: Notre Dame, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, Miami, and Florida State.

Which of those schools have sent you scholarship offers: They've all offered me now.

If signing day were tomorrow, what's it looking like: My favorites are Notre Dame and Florida.

Have you scheduled any official visits: Not yet, but I will probably visit Notre Dame, Auburn, and Florida. I'm not sure on the final two visits yet.

Talk about the University of Miami: They have offered me and I'm interested. I really dont know a whole lot about them, except they're playing great right now. They're one of the schools I'm considering for my last two official visits.

Personally, it sounds like he's a longshot for Miami, but we continue doing a nice job in dipping into the north Florida recruiting grounds. He says Florida and Florida State are recruiting him as a wide receiver, and Miami as an athlete. He's a super athlete, but I just feel he's a longshot unless he has a super visit and somehow begins to like Florida less and less. But he's definitely a kid to keep your eyes on, considering he's an instate kid that is claiming a scholarship offer from Miami.

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