Seven college scholarship offers … and he’s just a junior


Holy Trinity running back Jashaun Corbin already has seven scholarship offers — including Tennessee and Kentucky — and he’s only a junior.

photo by Carl Kotala

The Jashaun Corbin College Football Camp Tour has taken the Holy Trinity junior running back all over the country this summer.

And everywhere he’s been, he’s opened a lot of eyes.

“It’s been crazy ... a lot of traveling,” Corbin said. “But I’m enjoying the process, so I don’t mind.”

As a result of going to camps at Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia State and Florida Atlantic — with trips to Georgia and LSU also planned — Corbin has already received seven scholarship offers.

“I told him he’s actually now … whether people want to admit it or not … he’s auditioning,” Tigers coach Nate Hooks Jr. said. “These camps are nothing short of auditioning for a $200,000 education. And all the elite guys in the country are trying to do the same thing.

“Recruiting has changed so much, you can’t just perform on film and sit back and say, ‘Somebody’s going to find me.’”

Tennessee, Kentucky, South Florida, Georgia State, FAU, Toledo and Middle Tennessee State have all made an offer to the 6-foot, 190-pound Corbin, who gained a little less than 2,000 yards last season.

While he doesn’t plan to make a final decision until sometime during his senior year, Corbin knows what he’s looking for at the next level.

PHOTO BY CARL KOTALA“Have a good tradition, a good fan base — I like playing in front of a bunch people — a place where I can have a good relationship with the coaches and a place where I can fit in,” he said.

By attending these camps, Corbin is getting a chance to work against other elite-level players, which can give college coaches the opportunity to see if what they see on film matches what they see with their own eyes.

Corbin, who was timed at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Florida State, has not disappointed.

“Everybody has been impressed with the speed, the burst, the explosiveness and the receiving skills,” Hooks said. “As a running back, receiving skills are an asset. You don’t have to replace them. They can get in the slot and it’s a mismatch against a linebacker.

“Every one of them have said the productivity on game film and the workouts have matched.”

For those who think playing at a small school such as Holy Trinity can be a hindrance in recruiting, all Hooks and the Tigers have to do is point to Marcus Maye.

Not only was the Holy Trinity graduate a first-team All-SEC safety for the University of Florida last season, he’s on this year’s preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the country and a safe bet to be selected by an NFL team in the draft come April.

“Sometimes schools tend to overlook us because we’re a small school and we’re a private school,” Corbin said. “I don’t really feed into that. If you’re good, they’re going to come find you.

“Marcus, he came to the same school and he had offers from every school in the country.”