Shawn Corker is one of many talented and elite wide receiver prospects from south Florida. Corker, 6-1.5 and 186 pounds, is from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons High School. Last season as a junior he had a big time year, catching 33 passes for 912 yards and 14 touchdowns.
"I think I get off the jam pretty easily and I have the quickness to get past most defensive backs," Corner said. "I have the ability to go up and get the ball in the air. I am very aggressive out there. I also know I need to work on all the little things, especially coming out of my breaks."
Corker is one of many high quality wide outs from south Florida. Michaelee Harris, Ivan McCartney, Chris Dunkley, Quinton Dunbar, Willis Wright, De'Joshua Johnson, Joshua Reese, Ted Meline, Greg Dent, among others. So if Corker were a coach who would he take if he had one to pick for his school?
"Oh, I don't know. There's so much great talent down here. Honestly, you really couldn't go wrong with anyone of them."
Corker has established a good, competitive relationship with McCartney, Dunkley and others. These relationships have helped him become a better player.
"They have all made me work so hard. We see eachother all the time and go to all the camps. It's a great competition among all of us. I know it has made me better."
According to Corker he has scholarship offers from "15 to 20" schools like Texas Tech, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Oregon, Auburn, Wake Forest, Duke, and Central Florida. This weekend he will trip to the Lone Star State to see one of his favorite teams.
"I have family in Dallas so I will go see them on my spring break and check out Texas Tech. I plan on going to a practice, sitting in on some meetings and talking with the coaches. That offense is a wide receiver's paradise and that is a school I could definitely see myself going to."
So far Corker has seen Central Florida, Boston College, Rutgers, FIU and Miami. Another team he likes a lot is Wake Forest and he hopes to check them out soon.
"I want to see Wake and I will likely see them in about three weeks. At least that's the plan right now. I also like Oregon, West Virginia, Auburn and Tennessee."
So when will Corker make his decision?
"I have no idea. It may be after spring, during the season, or on Signing Day. I really do not know. Academics will be the big thing. Academics will take you way further than football. I also want a team to take me to the next level. That's what we all want. And I want to go somewhere I can fit in both or and off the field."