Corley Talks Leaders, Interest In Harbaugh

Detroit (Mich.) King 2016 WR Donnie Corley talks top schools of interest, his thoughts on Jim Harbaugh, visiting Michigan and more.

SAGINAW, Mich. – Four-star 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley made his way to the Camp Pride combine on Sunday to compete against some of the top players in the Midwest. And after a strong camp performance – to no surprise -- he walked away with camp MVP honors.

At 6-foot-3, 185-pounds, Corley dazzled with his athleticism throughout the one-on-ones and even made an impressive one handed catch that drew cheers from camp attendees. His performance only further justified his No. 118 overall ranking in the Scout 300 and being named the No. 27 WR in the country.

Top schools have taken notice too.

In fact, Corley says three schools are standing out in his recruitment right now.

Tennessee, Ohio State and Michigan State are who I have been looking at lately a lot,” Corley said.

Why? Well, Corley went on to explain:

“Ohio State is winning. I am cool with the coaches. I have a good relationship with them. Tennessee, my whole family lives down there. It would be sweet for them to drive down to the game. It’s an hour away from their house – so that would be sweet, too.

Michigan State, I got two [former] teammates up there. I got a relationship with the coaches, I know coach [Curtis] Blackwell, he used to be my [travel team] Max-ex coach. So I’m cool with him. That would be a good deal, too.”

Corley says he plans on attending OSU’s junior day later this month and Tennessee’s junior day in late February.

Another top program of interest is Michigan, Corely says, specifically after the Wolverines hired new coach Jim Harbaugh.

“That actually changed a lot,” Corley said of the Harbaugh hire. “They moved up a lot on my list. He’s a great coach. He’s going to have the plug for the [NFL]. It’s pretty sweet.”

While Corley hasn’t met Harbaugh, he says a meeting is in the works.

“I haven’t talked to him yet,” Corley said. “But [assistant coach Chris] Singletary actually told me I’m going to talk with coach Harbaugh this week.”

How does he want that conversation to go with the Michigan headman?

“Just that I am a great player to him, stuff like that,” Corley said. “And that they still want me. To have chance to know him as a coach. He’s been in the NFL, so he’s going to know a lot of people. To be able to go there, he had the [San Francisco] 49ers winning. That’s a sweet deal.”

Corley says his plan is to commit sometime before his senior season. But in the meantime, he says he wants to find a school that has certain aspects that he’s looking for in a program.

“First off, what I am going to major in,” Corley said. “I want to major in electrical engineering. So they should have a good electrical engineering program. Graduation rates need to be good. And based on how the team is doing right now. Who is coming in at quarterback, facilities, stuff like that.”

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