Player Profile: Akron Buchtel WR Corey Smith
Posted May 13, 2011 10:53 pm
Photo courtesy of Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal
FinestPreps.com is happy to announce another addition to the FinestPreps family. Mike Curtis, a freelance writer fron Ironton, Ohio–has decided to join the FinestPreps team. Curtis has extensive knowledge of high school football and will be contributing pieces for us quite often. We’d like to give a warm FinestPreps.com family welcome to Mike and all of his contributions.
With yet another addition here at FinestPreps–we’re showing that we’re very serious about bringing you top notch coverage of high school football and high school basketball prospects all across America!
With a number of firsts in the past couple of days at FinestPreps–tonight we knock out another first–our first profile on a player from the state of Ohio!
Today Mike Curtis is taking a look at a talented receiver from the state of Ohio who recently committed to the Tennessee Volunteers.
He’s a class of 2012 prospect and he’s as sure-handed as they come!
Who’s the talented receiver that recently announced he will call Rocky Top home?
Check below for Mike Curtis’ report!
Akron Buchtel (Akron, Ohio) wide receiver Corey Smith is coming off of a spectacular junior campaign, in which he totaled 52 catches for 1100 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Boasting such gaudy numbers, it’s easy to see why he had a bevy of scholarship offers from some of college football’s elite conferences. Smith is nearly impossible to cover one on one and dominates opposing defensive backs with an array of moves.
A smooth, polished route runner, Corey gets in and out of his cuts with blinding quickness to create separation.
Tremendous hands, he catches everything thrown his way. Also, Smith does a great job of extending his arms to routinely catch passes away from his body.
The Rivals.com top 250 member has great length for a 6 footer, combine that with his 37 inch vertical, and that makes him a threat in jump ball situations as well.
Tremendous ball skills and quick hips, Smith also could play corner.
Listed at 6 feet, 170 lbs., he would benefit from adding some weight to his thin frame. That would help him as a blocker and in dealing with bigger corners at the next level.
Quicker then he is fast, Smith should work to improve his top end speed. Either way, this dynamic playmaker will be giving defensive coordinators headaches for years to come.
Mike Curtis is a contributing writer for FinestPreps.com. His work has also appeared on the Marshall Rivals.com–HerdNation.com. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments and feedback are welcome.
Check out Smith’s junior highlights below–courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com!