Corbaley headed to the Sun Belt

One JUCO player who earned a lot of post-season praise but only recently received a scholarship offer is Butte TE Jacob Corbaley (6-4, 245) and after visiting Middle Tennessee this past weekend he decided he wanted to become a Blue Raider and committed to the coaches shortly thereafter…

"It was a great visit for me," Corbaley told JCFootball.com. "When I got back from the visit and after spending all that time with all of the coaches and especially the head coach there, I just knew it was the right place for me.

"I'm walking into a really good situation too. They said I can come in and start right away for the two years I'm there and their offense is a great fit for me."

Corbaley had several other schools showing him quite a bit of interest, but since there were coaching changes at those programs, he didn't get an offer.

"New Mexico and Fresno State's new coaches both liked me a lot, but they said they needed to go through spring ball before they could decide on if they needed a new tight end," Corbaley said. "I was also hearing a lot from Weber State and Cal was in contact with me too.

"I could have waited, but when I had an offer from Middle Tennessee right there waiting for me and they really showed me how much they wanted me, it was the right decision for me."

As a sophomore this past season, Corbaley put up solid numbers for the Roadrunners, posting 15 catches for 278 yards (a robust 25.3 yard-per-catch average) and eight touchdowns.

"I just made the most of my opportunities," Corbaley said. "I had to do it all for us – blocking and receiving – so I feel like I can come in and help (Middle Tennessee) right away because the experience at Butte helped me get ready for life at the next level."

Corbaley has already received his two-year degree and is currently taking classes toward his bachelors degree this semester. He will enroll at Middle Tennessee in June and will have two years to play two once he arrives.

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