Corley Jr. Wins WR MVP of Best of the Midwest

Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt 2016 wide reciever Donnie Corley Jr. won Best of the Midwest WR MVP honors on Monday. Also, he reflected on his U-M visit on this past Sunday, his thoughts on the Wolverines and more.

INDIANAPLOIS -- The Best of the Midwest Combine provided prospects with the platform to show they are indeed the best.

And Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley Jr. used the most of that opportunity.

After arriving late with his Detroit Max-Ex 7-on-7 team on Monday, Corley stole the show in the wide receiver group, and walked away with camp MVP.

"He is long, smooth, and catches the ball very effortlessly," said National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu in his combine report. "He made a couple of tough grabs in traffic using his long arms to go up high. He just needs to keep filling out and continue to get faster but could be a future big-time prospect."

Corley's recruitment is heating up too.

He was recently on a campus visit to Michigan on Sunday, and after he checked out the men's basketball game, he had a chance to talk with wide receivers coach Jefff Hecklinski.

"It was real nice," Corley said on his visit. " I saw the facilities and met the coaches and the receivers coach (Hecklinski) and he said he like my film. He said he was impressed."

And while that was Corley's first visit to U-M's campus, he hopes it isn't his last. Because in the near future he says he would like checkout a Wolverine practice -- with his eyes focused on Hecklinski's coaching methods.

"I actually want to watch them practice and see how he runs his drills," Corley said. "How he coaches them. But he seemed like a real good coach and had a connection with us."

During his visit, Corley said he had brief opportunity to talk with U-M offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

"I talked with him a little bit," Corley said on his conversation with Nussmeier. "He said he watched some of my film and he wants be to come down for the spring game."

At 6-foot-2, 175-pounds, Corley says he has no offers at the moment. However, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Northwestern are starting to show considerable interest. He has already been to MSU five times for unofficial visits, and the Spartans are starting to build a strong relationship with him.

"I have a good connection with coach (Curtis) Blackwell," Corley said. "Because he used to run the (Detroit Max-Ex) 7-on-7, and he got me up there. And Michigan State's receiver coach likes me too."

He says his next visit to MSU is scheduled on March 1. for a Michigan State basketball game.

As far what he is looking for in a program, Corley says he want to be treated "serious" in his recruitment.

"I am looking how they are treating me and if it is really serious," Corley said. "By all the kids that they offer, are they treating me just as good as the rest of them."

And if the Wolverines were to offer Corley?

" It would mean a lot to me," Corley said on the possibility of a U-M offer. "Because I like Michigan. I like Michigan and Michigan State, but it would mean a lot to me."

In the meantime, Corley says he will be working on his "explosion" this off-season and should be attending many one-day college camps.

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