April 22, 2008

South Panola FB will be a Tiger

The Rivals.com Five-Star Academy circuit came to a close on Sunday with the final stop taking place in West Tennessee at the University of Memphis. The event pulled in talent from the greater Memphis area, Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

One of the first players to show up at the event also may have been the most impressive physically. Reuben Corley out of Batesville (Miss.) South Panola measured in at just under six feet and weighed in at a chiseled 221 pounds. The high school fullback is a lean and powerful lead blocker.

Corley, 6-foot-1 230 lbs, said "I decided to stay close to home and go to Memphis." He chose the Tigers over schools like Auburn, Louisville, Kentucky, and UConn. He made 75 pancake blocks as a junior while earning second team All-State honors.

Others schools will try to change him mind but Corley says "I made a good choice. I am not going back on my word."

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