Big Season Expected for Cory Rhoane

Talented wideouts are aplenty in the junior college ranks this year and one of the more athletically gifted ones is Cerritos WR Cory Rhoane (6-3, 210).  Coming out of Gahr High School in Cerritos, California, Rhoane didn't receive any offers, but it wasn't because he wasn't a solid prospect.

"My grades kept people away," admitted Roahne shortly before a summer workout with his teammates.  "I qualified, but it wasn't until really late and everyone basically backed off of me and went another direction, so I went to College of the Canyons after I graduated."

Roahne didn't play his first year and then transferred to Cerritos the following summer.

"I played last year so I'll have three to play two wherever I end up," Rhoane said.  "I really love it here.  The guys are great and we don't have any bad attitudes on the team.  We're all buying into everything and working hard to get to where we need to be. 

"I really like it here and I expect us to do great things this fall."

On the recruiting front, Roahne is garnering interest from schools hoping to utilize his good size and his 4.53 speed and 36-inch vertical.

"Last year I had 12 catches for 202 yards and one touchdown, so some schools started taking notice of me," Rhoane said.  "I'm mostly hearing from Arizona, Kentucky, San Jose State, Ole Miss, Wyoming, Oregon State, Oregon and Arizona State.

"The five recruiting me the hardest are Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona, Mississippi and Kentucky, so those would be my top five."

Rhoane doesn't claim any offers, but says he's willing to be patient if schools want to see his senior year to be sold.

"I can do everything," Roahne said.  "I play on the outside and I love to go deep, but I would probably say I'm more of a possession receiver.  I like to go across the middle and make the catch and then split the defenders.  I love eating up zone coverage. 

"I always tell the DBs ‘Don't bring any zone to me because I'll hurt you bad'.  They'll learn this fall."

Rhoane will graduate in December and is undecided what he wants to major in.


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