Four-star U.S. Army All-American WR picks Michigan State over B1G schools
For Donnie Corley, it was a B1G decision.
The four-star U.S. Army All-American wide receiver had it come down to two B1G schools. Would the Detroit native roll with Michigan State, which was the perceived favorite? Or would he pick Ohio State, which came on strong in the last month?
Ultimately, he kept it local.
In front of the live NBC U.S. Army All-American Bowl broadcast, Corley picked the Michigan State hat over the likes of Ohio State, Michigan and Tennessee.
The 6-2, 185-pound wideout is the 19th-ranked wide receiver and the 112th-ranked overall recruit in the 2016 class. His commitment made him Michigan State’s second-highest rated 2016 recruit.
But beyond his ability to play wide receiver, Corley said that Mark Dantonio gave Corley an intriguing proposition.
“Coach Dantonio told me that I’ll be able to play both ways,” said Corley, who could also play defensive back for the Spartans.
Corley will be surrounded by some familiar faces. He’ll get to join up with Tyriq Thompson and Kyonta Stallworth, both of whom came from Martin Luther King High in Detroit.
That, Corley said, made an impact on his recruitment.
“It’ll be nice because they’ve been talking to me every day,” he said on the live NBC broadcast.
Corley will provide a nice boost for a Michigan State 2016 class that already ranks among the best in the B1G. His commitment moved Michigan State past Penn State to No. 14 in 247sports’ 2016 recruiting class rankings.