UNC Football Class of 2017 Signee: WR Beau Corrales

Inside Carolina takes a closer look at the Tar Heel signee.

BIO: Considered the No. 27 wide receiver in Texas and among the top wideouts in the country by Scout.com • Caught 90 passes for 1,158 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior to lead Georgetown to an 8-3 record • Ranked 144th nationally among wide receivers by 247sports.com • Earned first team all-district honors as well as Class 5A all-state honorable mention • Made 190 receptions over his last three years for 2,456 yards and 22 touchdowns • Was named second team all-district in both 2014 and 2015 • District defensive MVP player of the year as a junior in basketball • Second-team all-district and academic all-district 25 in football (2015) and basketball (2016) • District defensive MVP as a basketball sophomore


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RECRUITMENT: In the June prior to his senior season, Corrales verbally committed to Texas State. A month later an offer from Iowa prompted him to end his commitment with the Bobcats. Soon after, he pledged to the Hawkeyes, but that too only lasted a month. As his senior film began to make the rounds, he piled up the Power 5 offers. He went on to schedule official visits to Indiana, UNC, Utah, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. Three visits in, he pledged to the Heels before ending his Chapel Hill official trip.

WHY CAROLINA: "Really, with everything that we've been learning about it and kind of just figuring out about the university, it really is just the whole package. You're not going to get a better education with as good as football as they have and still have such a good experience and live in a good college town. It just felt right. It just felt like home. It's the place to be."

EVALUATION: At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Beau Corrales is a big target with sneaky yards-after-the-catch ability. After making the grab, he’ll break tackles, hurdle defenders, and side step potential tacklers. Once in the open field, his long stride allows him to quickly eat up ground while distancing himself from defenders. As a result, he was highly productive in high school (90 receptions for 1,158 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior).

HS COACH QUOTES: “The first thing you see with Beau is that he’s been blessed with some physical ability. People don’t realize that for a 6-4, 205-pound kid he can bench press 315 pounds and power clean 315 pounds. I think the folks at North Carolina will be very impressed with his yards after the catch. He’s one of the hardest kids to tackle that I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching, and I think that’s because of his physical strength. In the last two years they’ve (UNC) lost 10 guys out of their wide receiver room. Coach Brewer reassured Beau that an opportunity to contribute is there and I think that helped him make the decision. He’ll find a way to contribute, he wants to win. He’s the best wide receiver we’ve ever had.” — Jason Dean, Georgetown HS 

UNC WR COACH GUNTER BREWER QUOTES: "For Beau, we dipped into Texas. They say that’s where things are bigger and better so we’re going to find out. He’s a basketball player. Austin Proehl did a great job hosting him. We look for him to be one of those big outside guys like Bug (Howard), Mack (Hollins), Quinshad (Davis) and the other guys that have played here in the past."

UNC HC LARRY FEDORA QUOTES: "Gunter went there and found Beau in Texas. He’s a kid that’s 6-4, a lot like the length we’ve had in the past. He’s a guy that plays above the rim. Really makes a lot of plays."

INSIDE THE COMMITMENT: At the very least, the surprising number of connections between Beau Corrales and North Carolina proved that it is indeed a small world. … Read the full subscriber-only report 


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