Donnie Corley has made a splash in his first season at Detroit King. The former Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt star has been instrumental in helping the Crusaders’ achieve a spotless 7-0 record.
“Our season is going well so far, but we have things to work on,” said Corley. “My stats are 880 yards receiving, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.”
Those numbers recently caught Notre Dame’s interest and prompted the Irish to join an offer list that already consisted of Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Arizona State, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, and a host of others. Prevalent scuttlebutt has the Spartans atop his list (thanks to the commitments of teammates Kyonta Stallworth and Tyriq Thompson) with the Irish nipping at their heels. Corley insists such talk didn’t start with him.
“No that’s not true,” the 6-1, 180-pounder said. “I like all of my schools, but of course someone else would say (those schools are the leaders).”
“But it is an amazing thing to have an offer from both of those schools.”
At the moment Corley is determined to maintain an open mind when it comes to his recruitment. That gives schools like Michigan that haven’t offered yet an opportunity to become factors in the race for his services. It appears that the Wolverines are on the verge of doing just that.
“Coach Nuss came by and (told the King coaches) they were very interested and wanted to get me down again,” Corley reported.
“Could be soon (that an offer comes).”
When asked if an offer would move the Maize & Blue up his list he didn’t mince words.
“Yes,” Corley replied matter-of-factly.
No firm visit date to Ann Arbor has been set yet, but the talented pass-catcher said he hopes to add a Michigan stop to his itinerary.