Donnie Corley’s recruitment has changed direction more than the highly touted receiver does on the football field.
Originally, the four-star receiver from Martin Luther King (Wyandotte, Mich.) was going to announce his commitment and enroll in college in January. Then, the announcement was postponed – as was another – and Corley thought an online class could prevent him from graduating from high school early.
Now, the original plan is back in place. Corley passed the necessary class, graduated from high school and will enroll in college shortly after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday.
“I got the class I had to get so I’m going to enroll in January,” the 6-foot-2 ½, 185-pound prospect told SEC Country after practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which showcases some of the top high school football prospects in the country.
Corley will announce his college decision during the broadcast of the all-star event on Saturday. Look at 247Sports’ crystal ball and one wouldn’t think the Vols have a chance. Most predictors believe Corley will stay in the Midwest, likely at Michigan State.
Corley said he’s primarily considering the Spartans, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee. He said has been impressed with Michigan State’s recent run of success. He also has two former teammates that currently play for the Spartans.
Corley said the main draw to Ohio State is the great relationships he has with the Buckeyes coaches. Michigan’s recent improvement is what is causing Corley to think about the Wolverines.
So where does that leave Tennessee, where Corley took an official visit in October?
“I stay in contact with the coaches everyday,” Corley said. “Everytime I go there, it’s been amazing. Their coaches are from Michigan so they can relate to where I’m coming from.”
Corley is the No. 19 receiver in the nation and the No. 2 prospect in Michigan.