SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Detroit (Mich.) King 2016 standouts Donnie Corley Corley and Lavert Hill are friends on and off the field, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to same college next year.
Or does it?
“I mean we obviously been talking about it and it would be a really good thing for us,” Corley said. “But maybe will play against each other. We’re not going to go out of our way to commit on going to the same school. We’re just trying to focus on ourselves and what the best fit is.”
Corley, who plans to announce his college decision on Saturday, will pick between Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Tennessee at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Still, however, with his decision still pending, Corley admits one school has stood out above the rest during his official visit tour.
“I visited all four of the schools, my best visit was probably Ohio State,” he said.
Adding: “I like coach Meyer, coach Coombs, and coach Smith, we have a very strong relationship. They’re very energized type of guys at practice, and I like that. They have up-tempo type of practices plus they have J.T. Barrett coming back. So they have a good quarterback and stuff.”
Corley also noted that OSU is looking at him exclusively at wide receiver, while MSU is looking at him playing both ways.
“That’s pretty sweet to be able to play both ways and make plays on both sides of the ball,” Corley said of the Spartans.
As far as Michigan is concerned, Corley talked positively of Jim Harbaugh’s first season as U-M head coach.
“They started off kind of slow this year, but I really love the way they picked things up and developed,” Corley said. “I watched the bowl game and thought they played great against Florida. l love how coach Harbaugh and them do things. They got big things coming.”
Ultimately, what will the criteria will be in Corley’s final decision?
“I’m really just looking for a team that fits me, you know like the comfort-ability of it. I want to make sure I’m comfortable, in case football is not there, would I really want to go to that school. Distance won’t really matter too much. The schools I have are pretty much the same like the facilities, coaches, winning organizations, and stuff like that.”
Eugene Hankerson contributed to this story