Northwestern In The Hunt For Blue-Chip WR

Jemalle Cornelius from Ft. Meade, Florida is among the nations finest athletes. I had the chance to watch this impressive athlete in action last spring and was very impressed.

WR Jemalle Cornelius 6-1 175 4.4 Ft. Meade, Florida

Jemalle Cornelius, from Ft. Meade, Florida is amongst the nations finest prospects regardless of position.

Cornelius started his summer with a show stopping performance at the Atlanta Nike Camp and he continued to shine on the summer camp circuit.

Cornelius projects as a wide receiver at the next level, however he's such a superb athlete, he has started every game his senior season at the cornerback postion.

We caught up with Jemalle's father recently and asked him to talk about his son's Senior season.

"Well, first we started out as an option team." Cornelius said. "Jemalle's coaches went up to Georgia Southern and learned the triple option offense.

After the first few games, it was pretty evident that the option wasn't working, so it's more of a pro-style offense now. Jemalle is throwing the ball more in the current offense.

I think Jemalle's having a very good year."

How has the family coped with the recruiting process?

"Everyone has been really good. When Jemalle is doing his homework, we don't take any calls. The coaches have been very good about that.

I've been reading the rumor that Jemalle was a done deal for Florida. It's not true. We went to a game at Florida, so everyone automatically thinks Jemalle is a Gator.

Jemalle likes Florida but he likes a lot of other schools as well. The other day he told me he really liked Northwestern. He just liked the way they ran their offense.

He also likes Michigan State and Notre Dame.

In December, Jemalle will narrow his list to five schools. Besides Florida, Northwestern, Michigan State and Notre Dame, he also likes Arkansas, Alabama, Florida State, Clemson and South Carolina."

Jemalle Cornelius is also an outstanding baseball prospect. Both Clemson and South Carolina are recruiting him in both football and baseball.

So far in 2001, Cornelius has passed for 1,125 yards and 13 touchdowns. He's also rushed for 439 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Jemalle also has three punt returns for touchdowns and in the three games he's played on defense, he had four interceptions.

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