Aaron Corp update

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran quarterback Aaron Corp has led the Lancers to a perfect start, and the future Trojan will be well-rested from a bye week before the Lancers start the meat of their Trinity League schedule.

"We're 5-0 right now and I think we're playing well," said the 4-star quarterback, ranked 8th by Scout.com. "We have a bye this week and then we open up league play with Servite."

That game will pit Corp against his future Trojan teammate, Friars linebacker Chris Galippo, the top-ranked backer in the country. In the meantime, Corp will enjoy the weekend off, having gotten off to a strong start in 2006.

"I think I'm doing alright," said Corp. "Our offense is averaging about 40 points a game and we're doing a little bit of running and passing. I'm just trying to make good decisions. I feel like I'm coming along pretty well."

The Lancers had their first game that was decided by less than 29 points last weekend against Los Alamitos, beating the Griffins 38-27. Corp threw for 152 yards on 11-of-16 passing and a pair of touchdowns, also running for a touchdown. On the season, he's rushed for 402 yards and four touchdowns while going 66-of-95 for 903 yards and seven touchdowns.

"I feel pretty comfortable with where I'm at," said Corp. "Just wanting to get better."

Corp knows that an unblemished romp through league play, culminating with a CIF Southern Section title, could very well put the Lancers in position to play in the State Bowl Game in December.

"We've got a good couple of games coming up and if we keep playing well, it could go well for us," said Corp. "Coach (Jim) Kunau has done an excellent job building the program to where it is at. He pretty much started from scratch and we've had the opportunity to move up divisions. With the great coaching over there, when we kept moving up, we did well."

Corp got himself prepared for the 2006 season by attending the Elite 11 Camp in Orange County earlier this summer, an experience he said was well worth it.

"It was phenomenal," said Corp. "I loved it. I knew that I could compete with some of the best guys in the country. But then actually going out and doing it, it put my confidence level higher."

Corp won't be able to attend USC's home contest with Washington this weekend, but said he doesn't plan to miss many more.

"They've got some good games they'll be playing at home so I'm trying to make as many home games as I can," said Corp. "I don't think I'll be able to make it this weekend. I went to Nebraska and it was awesome."

Corp said he's been impressed thus far with the play of the Trojans.

"They're doing really well and they've been fun to watch," said Corp.

Corp has yet to set up his official visit with USC, but said he planned to do it in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, he's been staying in contact with a few of his future teammates.

"I talked to Marc Tyler before he committed and obviously I talked with Michael Reardon," said Corp. "I'm talking to Blake Ayles (Orange Lutheran's elite 2008 tight end prospect). He's good."

With his commitment to the Trojans coming in May, Corp said just about every school has backed off and conceded him to USC.

"I still get the occasional letter and text, but I'm solid to USC," said Corp.


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