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New Name On The Football Recruiting Radar
Speaking in terms of pure athletic ability, Trent Corney certainly qualifies as a very interesting sleeper prospect.
“I’ve run a 10.8-second 100 meters electronic,” said the 6’3″, 243-pound Corney, who is also an accomplished javelin thrower. “I ran an electronic 4.5-second 40. I feel I could definitely get close to 4.4 seconds. I’ve run a lot of hand-timed 40s, and I’ve run in the 4.3s and even in the high 4.2s.”
The talented athlete has not yet received a scholarship offer from the Cavaliers, but he expects to hear something one way or the other within the next few days. Should an offer come, the Thousand Islands Secondary School (Brockville, Ontario, Canada) product seems highly likely to accept.
“I feel like my type of personality and Virginia would be an absolutely perfect fit,” Corney said. “Overall, I feel it would be a perfect fit if I get an offer.”
Corney was in Charlottesville last weekend on an official visit, an experience he called “absolutely amazing.”
“I was so impressed with every aspect of the visit as far as meeting the people, the campus life, the football program, and the academics,” he said. “The whole organization was great. The town as well. I was super impressed with everything. The stats I hear about Virginia are really impressive. The visit was really good.”
Corney made a splash in the United States last summer, playing well in three 7-on-7 events, including the Badgers Sports Elite tournament in New Jersey. He is still awaiting his first major FBS offer, though, and hopes Virginia comes through this weekend.
“I feel like I stand pretty well,” Corney answered when asked where he felt he stood in terms of receiving an offer from the Hoos. Virginia is recruiting him as an H-back or outside linebacker. “I liked it a lot, but the whole thing is just business.”
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