Vols Recruiting Spotlight: 4-star WR makes insane TD catch in state playoffs
Donnie Corley recently did something few college or NFL players have done.
The 4-star receiver from Martin Luther King High School (Wyandotte, Mich.) nabbed the top spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.
(Video by MLive.com’s Jared Purcell)
“It’s been crazy,” the 6-foot-2 and a half, 182-pound receiver told SEC Country on Sunday evening. “A lot of people telling me ‘Congrats.’ It’s been spinning around for the past couple of days.”
The play occurred Friday when Corley caught a 40-yard Hail Mary with no time left to give Martin Luther King a state title with a 40-38 win.
“Honestly, I wasn’t thinking about anything but catching it,” Corley said. “That was the only thing on my mind, was catching the ball. The quarterback made a good pass and I caught it.”
Corley put recruiting on the back burner until his team completed its playoff run. With a championship in hand, though, the No. 20 receiver in the nation can now start to think about his next team.
Corley originally planned to announce his commitment on Dec. 8, his mother’s birthday. But he told SEC Country that he’ll likely postpone that decision in order to take an official visit on Dec. 12 before announcing the following week.
“I might have to push it back,” Corley said.
Corley said he’s primarily considering Notre Dame, Michigan or Ohio State for that official visit. He took official visits to Michigan State in September and Tennessee in October. Corley confirmed that Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State are his current finalists.
While most have predicted he’ll stay in the Midwest, there’s plenty of reason to think Corley could end up a Vol. Corley is friends with two Tennessee freshmen — running back John Kelly and linebacker Darrin Kirkland, Jr. — who have given glowing reviews of Knoxville, Tenn. He has also been a prime target of Tennessee’s coaching staff, which has strong ties in Michigan.
Those coaches are certainly hoping Corley’s next top play is made in orange.