LeCorn Looking for Playing Time

Dion LeCorn of Trinity Catholic high school (Ocala, Fla.) started out playing running back early in his playing days, but now he's making his mark as a wide receiver. He's a dynamic player that is a threat to score every time he gets his hands on the ball.

The Notre Dame coaching staff has seen what Dion LeCorn can do on the football field and they've been in touch with the standout receiver since the fall. The Irish haven't offered LeCorn a scholarship at this time, but one look at LeCorn's film and you would have to believe an offer isn't too far away.

"No, I haven't talked to them yet," LeCorn responded when asked if the Irish coaches had been in touch with him. "They've been sending me letters about the college and stuff.

"I've talked to one of my coaches about it (Notre Dame), she said it is was a nice school to go to. She said it's good to move somewhere else. She stayed down South and went to LSU. She said there's nothing wrong with traveling and said I should take a visit up there and see how it is. She said I might like the change.

"Yeah, I would," LeCorn responded when asked if he'd fit into Charlie Weis' offensive scheme. "I watched the one game against USC. I like the way they play."

LeCorn likes the Irish offense, and he certainly could add some excitement to the program, but even if the Irish come through with an offer it will be difficult for them to pull in front of LeCorn's childhood favorite, the Florida Gators.

"Yeah, probably," Dion said when asked if the Gators were his favorite at this time. "But they had a good recruiting class and I was looking for a place to play early. They brought in a lot of wide receivers. That's the main thing I'm looking at. That's when I started looking at USF and UCF. I was talking to those coaches and they said I could get playing time early down there."

Florida, South Florida, Central Florida and South Carolina have all come through with offers for LeCorn. As a junior, Dion had 59 receptions for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those are tremendous numbers, but he is willing to a look at the defensive side of the ball in college.

"I prefer receiver," LeCorn said. "I played a little bit of corner but that was only in the big games. I usually stayed on offense. I wouldn't mind playing it college."

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