One of the top WR's in Florida decided to play his ball in Texas on Monday afternoon. Cardinal…
Scout's Take: Texas Tech WR commitment
Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver Shawn Corker committed to Texas Tech earlier today. What to Like: There are a lot of things that jump out at you when watching Corker. First off, he has ideal size for the college game already. He's big enough to step in and be an outside receiver somewhere right now. He's very skilled at playing the game and especially the wide receiver position. He understands how to run routes, how to get open, and how to set up opposing defensive backs in the passing game. He also has the hands you look for, as he usually catches everything thrown in his direction. Those are a few of the reasons why he was ultra productive as a junior, finishing as one of the top wide receivers in south Florida as a junior. He's a high character kid who takes his academics very seriously and does very well inside the classroom. He brings a strong work ethic to the table and will always give maximum effort. What may concern you: One thing Corker doesn't do is run away from people. Because he understands the game and route-running so well, he's able to get open a lot but he just simply doesn't have that extra gear in the open field. He's been timed in the mix 4.7-range, which prevented him from landing some even bigger offers. When he played the toughest team on the schedule (St. Thomas Aquinas), he had trouble getting separation from their speedy DB's and Gibbons finished with their worst offensive output of the season. Bottom Line: Corker can flat out play the position. He has a lot of the things you look for in a wide receiver prospect. He plays faster than his 40 time indicates because he has such good instincts and know-how. He lacks the speed a lot of schools covet in their receivers and that prevented him from landing even more major offers. However, he's a high character kid who will give max effort and should fit in well to the prolific passing offense at Texas Tech. He's clearly one of the state's top 100 prospects this year.
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