EMCC WR Corey Smith

East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS) sophomore wide receiver Corey Smith may be one of the top receivers in the nation, high school or junior college. And he has the offers to prove it.

  • Name: Corey Smith
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Junior College: East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS)
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • HT, WT: 6-0, 190
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia

  • Smith has so many offers that he has trouble remembering all of them.

    "I have offers from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ohio State and West Virginia and a lot of others," said the youngster.

    He also has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Syracuse and Washington.

    One thing he is sure of is he won't be committing anytime soon.

    "I am open right now," said the 6-0, 190-pounder. "I'm going to take my officials in the fall. But right now I'm open"

    He explained why he's received so many offers so early in the recruiting process.

    "I feel like I'm a complete receiver," said Smith. "I can run, catch, run good routes, coachable, have leadership. I try to do everything the right way, really."

    He proved his talent at Grand Rapids (MI) Community College in last season, catching 28 passes for 438 yards and 2 touchdowns in 9 games. His plan was to continue playing at Grand Rapids this coming season but their football program was closed down. Due to that, he started looking around and ended up choosing East Mississippi Community College.

    "I was committed to Tennessee out of high school but I wound up going to Grand Rapids (Community College) because I wanted to stay closer to home," said Smith, who is originally from Akron, Ohio. "Their football program was dropped (after the 2011 season). I decided to come down here after it was closed down."

    Smith's plans are to graduate in December, 2012, and sign during the early signing period.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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