Matt Corral Grew Up UCLA Fan

Sep. 10 -- 2018 quarterback Matt Corral grew up a UCLA fan, and the Bruins are on him early...

We've had a chance to see Matt Corral twice this season and we're on the sidelines for the Lions exciting 35-33 win over Cathedral Catholic last Saturday (see highlights above). Although just a sophomore, it's already easy to see Corral is a next level talent and will be a national recruit very shortly. 

Corral is a solid 6-2, 190 pounds and he doesn't appear to be done growing. He has a live arm, tight release and shows the ability to throw with heat or take a little off and throw with touch. He throws the deep ball with accuracy, shows the ability to break the pocket and make plays with his legs and is a plus athlete for the quarterback position as well.

Corral shows an advanced feel for the position as well throwing on time and has very good pocket presence and poise. He's comfortable playing under center or out of the shotgun and with continued developement, look for Corral to be recruited by programs from all over the country.

"I know I still have a lot to work on," Corral said following his game Saturday. "The line has been blocking great for me and our wide receiver corp is really coming together. We're coming together as a team right now and I feel really comfortable with the guys right now.

"I still want to improve my overall timing and anticipation. Just being able to hit the timing routes and getting the ball out quick but it's coming together."

As much as recruiting has been sped up in recent years, with more and more schools offering players, especially quarterbacks, early in the process, it's actually surprising no one has jumped in and offered Corral already.

"I haven't actually heard from anyone yet," Corral said. "Ive gotten a few letters but no one is really recruiting me right now. That's fine wiht me though, I'm not even thinking about recruiting right now. I'm just focused on Oaks Christian football. I haven't even thought about what camps I'll do or unofficial visits. 

"Growing up, UCLA was a school I liked a lot. I like Oregon and USC too and I'm definitely planning to go to some games this year. I'll see UCLA and USC since they're local but honestly, I'm open to everyone right now. It's so early for me and like I said, I'm not even worried about recruiting, just focused on my season."

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