Analysis: 2016 WR Donnie Corley
Four-star WR Donnie Corley had a relatively quiet night offensively against Cass Tech last Friday night.He was able to haul in one catch, plus a key 2-point conversion in King’s 27-25 PSL championship win. While his numbers weren’t overly impressive offensively, he still did some good things on the field – specifically at defensive back.
Regarded as a wide receiver, Corley also stands out in King’s secondary. While he prefers to play offense, his defensive skills are hard to ignore. He was in on multiple pass break ups versus Cass Tech, and showed good athleticism on a key fourth quarter interception, where he went up retrieved the ball at its highest point.
His thoughts on Michigan:
Corley was in Ann Arbor on Oct. 17, for Michigan States “crazy” 27-23 come from behind 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.”
His top schools of interest:
Corley says he doesn’t have a leader at the moment. However, he says his mom prefers Notre Dame and dad likes Michigan. He also will be taking a visit to Ohio State on Nov. XX. He has already been on campus visits to Michigan State and Tennessee.
Overall, Corley is an elite talent out of King. He is one of the best players from the state of Michigan. While he may prefer playing offense, if decided to, and that’s a big if, he could excel at defensive back at the next level. Either way, he’s going to help someone’s recruiting class tremendously in 2016.