Kelly talks with 4-star junior

Four-star junior receiver Donnie Corley talked with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly earlier this week in advance of a likely junior day visit. Corley also has trips lined up to Ohio State and Tennessee over the next several weeks.

Donnie Corley plans to kick recruiting into another gear later this month.

Several programs have been talking with the four-star junior receiver from Detroit about visiting for junior days with his schedule beginning to take shape. Ohio State, Notre Dame and Tennessee are on the preliminary docket.

“It’s been picking up lately,” Corley said. “A lot of schools are making sure I come down to their junior day. I picked up the Purdue offer a couple days ago. I guess it’s picking up.”

Corley plans to be at Ohio State on Jan. 23 and Tennessee on Feb. 28. Notre Dame is also in line to receive another visit, likely for its Jan. 31 junior day.

All three programs have offered along with Arizona State, Cincinnati, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

Northwestern and Penn State have shown interest.

Earlier this week Irish head coach Brian Kelly touched base with the 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect.

“I actually talked to coach Kelly (Thursday),” Corley said. “He was just telling me to keep working. He told me to check in with him and stuff like that.”

Corley visited South Bend during the season for the North Carolina game.

“It was actually exciting and amazing,” Corley said. “The little walk they have, the team walk before the game, that was pretty sweet. They have amazing facilities.”

Making the trip to Ohio State will also be a return visit. Tennessee will be getting Corley on campus for the first time.

Corley has been keeping tabs on the Buckeyes in particular as they have made their run to the national championship game. He plans to watch closely Monday night.

“They’re playing great,” Corley said. “They had that first loss but ever since then they’ve been playing pretty good. It’ll be weird to know if they win they’re national champions and I have an offer from them. That would be crazy.”


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