Corbin Hearing from Denson

February 21, 2017
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2018 Holy Trinity (Fla.) running back Jashaun Corbin has been a hot name on the recruiting circuit over the last few weeks and Notre Dame running backs coach Autry Denson has taken notice.

The 6-foot-1, 186-pounder has picked up offers from Colorado, Duke, Florida State, Ole Miss and Utah in the last month to go along with offers from North Carolina and Oregon amongst others.

Denson reached out to the four-star prospect and Corbin is excited to start learning more about Notre Dame.

“They are going good,” Corbin said of the talks with Denson. “We are just trying to build a relationship right now. We just started talking last week. We are just kind of feeling each other out.

“We started off on a good note and talking about Madden and stuff like that. Notre Dame would definitely be a big offer for me.”

The Florida native possesses a lot of speed and the ability to make explosive plays, which is something every program in the country is looking for. However, it’s Corbin’s ability to use his hands that separate him from other backs in the class.

“My catching ability, making guys miss, speed and explosiveness are some of the things I do well,” said Corbin. “When I get one-on-one with the linebackers or when I am out wide, it’s almost impossible to stop me.”

Corbin also isn’t afraid to admit what he needs to work on to be ready for the next level.

“I need to work on my blocking because most of the time I don’t block,” explained Corbin. “I am working on it. I am also working on my cuts and route running.”

While he possesses the ability to make plays in the passing game, Corbin is raking in offers at running back because of his natural ability to make plays from the position. 

“Most teams are telling me they want me at running back,” he stated. “They want me to get me out wide sometimes too. Basically, they just want to get me in space.”

When it comes to recruiting, Corbin is taking it in stride and hasn’t really dug too deep into taking visits. He has one visit set up but he plans to get out and about later this spring and summer.

“Right now, I only have a visit to Florida State planned but that’s going to chance soon as the spring goes on,” Corbin said. “I want to see if I like the campus when I visit. I want to play in front of big crowds with a good fanbase. I am trying to figure out the other stuff.”

Growing up in Florida, one might expect Corbin’s favorite team to come from his home state, but that’s not the case. In fact, there aren’t a whole lot of ties to Florida programs for Corbin.

“My childhood favorite team was Georgia,” said Corbin. “We have one alumni that plays at Florida right now. Outside of that, I don’t have any ties to any of the other Florida schools.”

Much like most prospects, Corbin plans on trying to qualify for The Opening this spring and then will try to head out to some camps to earn more offers.

“I will be at the Opening Regionals and I went to the U.S. Army All-American Combine about a month ago,” said Corbin. “I am going to try to get to some college camps this summer too.”

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