Remaking the Film

Mount Holly (N.J.) offensive lineman Ray Korang already had impressive characteristics, but the 6-foot-8 tackle, who holds two early offers, has been pushing the scales this offseason, causing schools like Wisconsin to take notice.

MADISON - The highlight tape that Mount Holly (N.J.) offensive lineman Ray Korang sent out to coaching staffs around the country is apparently an impressive sight.

"From the first play, you can see pushing four people," Korang told Badger Nation about his film. "I am a big man and I can push people around."

But the once 6-foot-8, 285-pound offensive linemen is working hard to make that film obsolete ever since his junior season ended. Pounding the protein drinks and grinding on the bench press, squat, incline press, sleds and abs machines, Korang has seen the results, adding a steady amount of strength and pushing his weight up to over 300 pounds, allowing him to pronounce himself an entirely different player.

"My football coach was at Florida and got their workout regime, which is what we've been doing," Korang said. "It's been like a college workout, so I have been really working on that and have been moving better than I ever had."

With early offers from Louisville and Temple, Korang has seen increased interest from Boston College and Syracuse, two schools that have sent him constant hand written letters. Korang has taken unofficial to those schools except Louisville and has also visited Connecticut and Rutgers.

"I think schools are interested because they saw I was 6-foot-8," Korang chuckled.

Count Wisconsin is as one of those schools. The Badgers don't appear close to offering another offensive tackle, seeing as Wisconsin has eight offers out to uncommitted offensive tackle prospects and sit well with a number of them. Still, that didn't stop members of the Wisconsin coaching staff calling Korang's coaches recently and having a lengthy conversation about Korang's development.

"I haven't talked to them personally, but they called my coach and talked to him for a long time," Korang said. "They said they were very interested in me and wanted to see more about me. I believe they are going to come up during spring practices. It's big thing hearing from Wisconsin."

Korang plans to hit the camp circuit starting next month, including trying to attend the Nike Camp with his teammates. Other than that, Korang is planning for a grinding summer

"When I am not doing camps, I am in the weight room," Korang said.


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