At 6-foot-8 and 285-pounds, Raymond Korang of Mount Holly (N.J.) Rancocas Valley is one of the more intriguing offensive line prospects in New Jersey. Interest is beginning to pick up for the big lineman, and he tried to prove his worth this weekend at a big event.
Korang performed well against top competition on Saturday night at the NUC/Rivals.com Five-Star Showcase in New Jersey.
"I had fun," said Korang. "I was a little bit off, but towards the end I got it all back. It was an honor to make the top five linemen though. During the 1-on-1's I started off well, but then I was kind of losing my technique in the middle. At the end I got it all back."
The event gave Korang the opportunity to perform against top competition and to identify a few parts of his game that still need work.
"Definitely pass blocking," said Korang. "I shouldn't have let a single person beat me, but I can't wait to get even better at it."
As we head towards the spring evaluation period, interest is beginning to pick up for Korang.
"I feel like UConn sends me a letter every day," said Korang. "I try to call Coach Frye every week from Temple and I have messaged Coach Galiano from Rutgers a few times."
Up next for Korang are a few visits.
"Nothing is planned yet, just talking about them, but I want to get a few in before the summer," said Korang. "I'd like to visit Rutgers, of course, that's a must, and UConn and Boston College."