October 1, 2010

MU commit Corie Wilson talks about his campus visit

When Corie Wilson decided to become the second member of the 2011 Marshall recruiting class back in early July, it showed how he is different from most prospects in a lot of ways.

The biggest reason is that he committed to Marshall without even setting foot in Huntington and visiting the campus.

That is a testament to his relationship with his lead recruiter JaJuan Seider and his desire to get the recruitment process wrapped up early.

The Miami (Fla.) Edison cornerback might be smaller at 5'10, 170 pounds, but don't let his size fool you.

The Florida native can lay some bone-jarring hits across the middle and is also an excellent tackler in the open field. As a junior, the Edison standout racked up 110 tackles and three forced fumbles.

That brings me to another part of what makes Corie such a special prospect, his versatility.

Marshall's coaching staff recruited him to play corner or safety, so don't be surprised to see him log time at both positions during the future in Huntington.

Soon after he committed, he told HerdNation "Football has always come easy to me. If I am taught something, it sticks and I don't make that error again."

Which brings me to one of the biggest reason's Corie is different from most of the members of Marshall's 2011 recruiting class.

Wilson, an excellent student in the classroom, will be enrolling at Marshall in January of 2011 in order to get a head start on the upcoming college football season.

The versatile prospect is also versatile in the classroom, as he's on the yearbook staff at Edison High School as well.

Poised and unflappable, Wilson seems destined for success wherever he may go in this world, on and off the football field.

He finally got to make his first trip to Huntington this past weekend, when he went on his official visit to Marshall University.

HerdNation got the opportunity to speak with him about the trip a couple of days ago. Below is the interview.

Interview with Defensive Back Corie Wilson

First off, Corie, why don't you talk about your visit a little bit and how much you enjoyed that?

"I enjoyed it a lot. The town was non-stop football, Marshall football. Everywhere you went was a Marshall fan. I just loved the visit altogether."

What was your favorite part of Huntington, Corie?

"Fat Patty's."

Did you get to see the fountain Corie?

"No I didn't get to see the fountain. But I saw a lot of other things like the facilities, the weight room, I saw the indoor 50 yard dash, the dorm rooms, the 8 suites and the 4 suites, I saw a lot."

I know you've got a primetime match up this weekend Corie, against Homestead and fellow MU commit Keith Baxter. Why don't you talk about that a little bit?

"Yeah, we're gameplanning hard, we're working hard in practice. The only thing I can hope for is a W. I want to come out and play hard and we can see who is a better defensive back."

Corie did you get to meet Vinny Curry? I know you were talking about him last time.

"Yeah I met him. He was cool. I met a lot of other great players like D.J. Wingate and (Andre) Booker. I met a lot of guys."

You're trying to graduate early right?

"Yes."

Are you still on track to graduate in December Corie?

"Yessir."

So you're definitely planning to enroll in January right?

"Yes."

How does all of that work Corie? Do you go through the same orientation and everything? Walk us through that a little bit.

"When I get there, it's gonna be the same orientation. I have to take care of everything a fall and summer enrollee would."

You'll be eligible and you'll be ready to play spring ball correct?

"Yes."

Talk about how excited you are to get up there and get the strenght program and all of that good stuff under your belt?

"I'm very excited. Seeing the other corners out there play, it just motivated me to come back to practice, work hard, and get better. So when I get up there, they'll have a poster of me on the outside of the stadium in one year."

What are you guys trying to work on as a team Corie?

"We make a lot of mistakes on special teams and that's really how we lost our games. We're trying to eliminate more mistakes and prepare ourselves to become a better team."

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