The Miami-FSU game not only creates a lot of excitement among fans but it is also a time for FSU coaches to invite top recruits to the campus for a visit. One of the prospects high on FSU's list is Corey Surrency. The 6-foot-5, 210 pound wide receiver from Miami is currently playing for The El Camino Community College in California. He has narrowed his schools down to LSU and FSU. He visited LSU for the LSU-Florida game. He had a great visit to LSU and rated it a "12". He is currently commited to Colorado but according to the Colorado papers he is expected to decommit from the Buffs. He currently ranks seventh in his conference in yards per catch. His stats have not been that impressive because he is double teamed most of the time. Surrency is being recruited by offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher. Fisher is selling the fact that the Noles need playmakers and he can play right away.
Surrency has had an interesting background. His nickname is "Smurf," which doesn't quite fit his 6-foot-5, 210 pounds frame. According to a California paper, he came from the Miami area, but had no recorded history of playing football. According to the Daily Breeze, "Surrency said he never graduated from high school and drifted through a vagabond life of playing football for the notoriety." At age 22, Surrency took the long path from high school dropout to JC standout. Surrency said he played competitive flag football, moved on to semipro football and was willing to try out to play in the Arena Football League. Instead, he found his way to a Christian Fellowship camp, where he was referred to El Camino. "I got with the wrong crowd and started doing the wrong things. Someone got me on the right track doing the right things," Surrency said. It is also interesting to note that a fellow player at El Camino, Kayne Farquharson, is now a wide receiver at the University of Miami.
Monday, October 15, 2007
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