Could Tennessee Commit Visit NC State?

Melbourne (FL) tailback Jashaun Corbin is a Tennessee commitment but that hasn't stopped the Wolfpack from reaching out and trying to secure a visit. Pack Pride has the latest.

Jashaun Corbin committed to Tennessee on April 21st which is right around the time a lot of coaches from different colleges started getting on the road and visiting Holy Trinity Episcopal and high schools across the country. Given the timing of Corbin's decision it isn't surprising that recruiting has heated up rather than cooled down since Corbin's commitment to the Vols.

Corbin (6-0, 184) has not said or done anything that would cause a lot of concern for Tennessee's coaches except that he still plans to visit other schools. But that's standard procedure for recruits these days. If Tennessee coaches want to worry they can just think about all of the offers that are still coming in for Corbin.

The last was from Michigan State on Friday. Before that it was NC State and Indiana, both since the start of May. April saw Corbin pick up offers from Southern Cal and UCLA in a sign that coaches across the country know about him. Notre Dame offered in March.

That Corbin committed to Tennessee even after landing some big offers could mean that he really knows where he wants to be. That he will still take other visits means he is still keeping an open mind.

"Coach Huxtable explained to me how I was a great player and that I look good in red," a laughing Corbin said when he learned NC State had offered. "He really wants me to be a part of their tradition. I've never been there before but I'll most likely make a trip in the summer."

That does not mean that NC State is Tennessee's main worry. Not yet at least. Corbin will head out and visit a number of the schools that have offered him. He will be back in Knoxville too.

Corbin has already visited Tennessee five times so he knows a lot more about the Vols than most of the other college programs that have been recruiting him.

"I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the stadium, the love from the coaches before the game, and also the fan love I received," Corbin had said about Tennessee before committing. "I spoke with (coach Robert Gillespie and) the running backs staff, and they were excited that I was there to take it all in.

"With their running backs, they like to get them out in space, run routes, and get them the ball in many different ways."

Corbin played in eight games last year and finished with 107 carries, 1,022 yards and 11 touchdowns. His most productive season to date came when he was a sophomore in 2015. Then Corbin proved he could carry the ball a lot more (205 carries, 1,865 yards, 22 touchdowns).

Corbin's catching out of the backfield is a main reason he has been landing big offers. He played a lot of receiver as a varsity high school freshman in 2014 (41 catches, 454 yards, four touchdowns) and as a sophomore and junior he combined for another 44 catches and nearly 1,000 yards with 11 more touchdowns.

Corbin was also a return man last year (almost 30 yards per punt return) and starred on defense with 47 tackles, 3 TFL and two picks.

Corbin committed to Tennessee on the same weekend the Vols added commitments from quarterback Michael Pennix and receiver Jatavious Harris.

Florida has not offered Corbin but the Gators are still in contact.

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