DETROIT – King vs. Cass Tech PSL championship game lived up to its hype – and some – in all-time classic affair at Ford field on Friday night, as King defeated its cross-town rival Cass Tech, 27-25, to clam the city tile.
Four-star WR Donnie Corley, who stars for King on both sides of the football, reflected on the big win afterwards.
“It’s pretty big, last year we didn’t win,” Corley said. “We came out here and kind of did a bad job. This year we came back and played hard. But it’s just a small step, just a sample – we trying to win a state championship.”
And Corley has a good idea of how King can achieve its ultimate goal of winning a state title.
“We just got to come out and played like we played today,” Corley said. “Firing on all cylinders, pass game, run game, defense played good, (Cass Tech) score twice on special teams. So other than that, the defense played good.”
Corley was in Ann Arbor last Saturday for the Michigan States “crazy” 27-23 comeback win against Michigan.
“The Michigan game, I liked everything about it,” Corley said. “I liked how they used (Jabrill) Peppers, they featured Peppers a lot and put him in different places. I liked (Aaron) Burbridge and J.D. (Jourdan Lewis going) 1-on-1, that was nice, I like that. But then end, I was talking to somebody and I turned around and the guy run it back for a touchdown, it was kind of crazy.”
Adding: “I like a lot about them. They came out and played Michigan State tough. I mean, really how they happen to win, that’s something that will not likely happen.”
Corley said he would “probably” visit U-M again when they play host to No. 1 Ohio State on Nov. 28, but has yet to set his upcoming schedule.
“Really, just how they use their receivers,” Corely said when asked what he’s looking for on his next U-M game day visit. “Early in the year, people say ‘They might use double tight ends’ and stuff like that. Rumors, so just really focus on how they use their receivers.”
However, Corley did confirm some rumors that had been swirling around his recruitment. He was asked if his mother prefers Notre Dame, while his father would like him to attend Michigan?
Which he replied: "There is a little truth to it,” Corley said with a smile. “My mom, she is big on the education part of it. She knows football, but he’s big on the education part. She like’s Notre Dame. But my dad, he likes (U-M coach Jim) Harbaugh getting you ready for the NFL.”
As far as a decision timeline, Corley admits a decision will be coming up sooner rather than later.
“If I’m graduating early, then I’ll have to make it sometime soon,” he said.
Earlier this month, Corley took his official visit to Tennessee, and this to say about his visit with the Vols.
“I liked it, it was a big game versus Georgia,” Corley said, noting he didn’t know whether he would visit again.