In the first of our Sound Mind Sound Body interview series, we talk to 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley (Wyandotte, Michigan), who is considered one of the top prospects in the Midwest.
Corley says that he enjoyed being out on the field and proving what he can do against prospects from all over the country.
“I was going up against some new competition and different guys from all over like California and Florida," he said. "I’m just out here showing what I can do.
“I learned a few things. This is my fourth year here so we pretty much do the same drills, but it’s a great experience.”
He was spotted talking to Michigan redshirt freshman receiver Moe Ways and says that he had some good advice during their conversation.
“Keep working and always listen to what your coaches are saying," he said of Ways' wisdom.
One of the unique things about the SMSB camp is the former participants coming back to the event to be a mentor to this next wave of players coming through the ranks. He says it means a lot that players from Detroit are well-represented in the past, present and future of high school football.
“They can relate to you and where you are coming from," he said. "(Moe) went to Detroit Renaissance and I go to King, so he grew up where I grew up.”
As far how how things are going on the recruiting trail, Corley does not seem like he is in a rush to make a decision anytime in the near future. He said he does not have any official visit plans set in stone for the fall, but would like to make trips to Michigan State and Tennessee during the season. He also said that he will be in East Lansing for an unofficial on Saturday.
In terms of where he stands with Michigan, it sounds like there is still a fair amount of contact between the two. Corley said that he speaks to passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who has been his primary recruiter.
He is a four-star prospect and the 18th-ranked wide receiver in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite.