Holland, Mich., athlete Corey Willis burst onto the scene this past fall with a sensational junior campaign. The 5-11, 175-pound prospect is now seeing the fruits of those labors in the form of college interest, and has two scholarship offers to his credit.
"I've been offered by Central [Michigan] and Western [Michigan]," Willis said. "I know I got the offer from Central over Christmas break, and [Western's] was in January."
Willis has made visits in recent weeks to both of the schools that have offered. He was at Central Michigan in late January, and just took a trip down to Kalamazoo to see Western Michigan this past weekend.
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"I really liked it, liked the guys who were showing me around," Willis said. "Western has a lot of history. When you walk around there, you see all the shrines from guys like Louis Delmas and Greg Jennings. That was pretty cool."
Outside of the two schools that have offered, interest has been slowly coming in from some BCS schools this winter as well.
"I just get the letters that everybody gets," Willis said. "I am getting a lot of them from Michigan, Georgia Tech and Missouri. My coach thinks we'll find out who really is interested in the spring.
"I'm probably going to have to go to a spring practice at Michigan. They want me to come down and see how they coach. I am probably going to go down to spring practices at Western and Central."
Holland's football team is currently in flux after their head coach and athletic director stepped down this winter. Neither position has been filled, so Willis is putting time in the weight room and on the basketball court while he waits to hear who the next coach will be. He plays point guard and shooting guard for a Holland basketball team that is undefeated in their conference this season.
This past fall, Willis played quarterback and cornerback for a 9-3 Holland team. He accumulated 2,300 rushing yards, over 1,000 passing yards and 33 total touchdowns on offense, though will likely move to another position in college.
"From what I am hearing, I am playing receiver at Central and Western," Willis said. "But, when I start hearing from the bigger teams like Michigan, they probably want me to play corner."