Kizer (WR, Coahoma CC, MS) - Coming out of high school, Corey was one
of the hottest prospects in the land. He was sporting scholarship offers from
the likes of the Miami's, LSU's, Tennessee's, Georgia's, and Florida's of the
world. Kizer decided on Ole Miss and was on cloud nine, but then like so many
of the talented athletes we see today, he failed to qualify.
to enroll at Coahoma CC in June of '04, but was stuck behind two of the country's
top returning juco WR's in Julius McClellan and Joshua Chapple. Despite having
to play behind two proven stars, Corey was still able to put up some impressive
numbers. For the year, Kizer had 588 yards receiving and 7 TD's.
6' 2 1/2"
40 time: 4.42
Junior College: Coahoma CC
The following information
was revealed during our interview with Corey Kizer:
How did your
freshman season at Coahoma CC go? "I did pretty good. I had 25 catches for
588 and 7 TD's."
Did you garner any awards? "We
have not had our team banquet yet."
What did you learn from playing
with Julius and Joshua? "Julius, he was just so good. I just watched everything
he did at practices. I had to adjust a lot because I did not even start until
the last three games. I had to share the ball, and I had never done that before.
I just learned how to be patient and wait for my time. They taught me how to run
good routes and how to separate from the defensive backs. I learned a lot."
most did you improve on last season? "My catching got a whole lot better.
Some questioned my toughness coming out of high school. They said I did not like
to go across the middle. I think last year I proved them wrong. Four of my TD's
came with me catching it across the middle. And like I said before, Joshua and
Julius taught me how to run better routes and how to separate from the DB's."
are you working on to take your game to that next level? "Just being the
man now that Joshua Chapple and Julius are gone. I want to add to my speed and
quickness so I can get a lot of looks from the scouts. It is not like Coahoma
CC is a big football school. I need to let everybody know where I am, and the
only way for me to do that is to have a real big year next season."
schools have made contact with you? "Nobody can call yet, but I have been
getting some mail from Ole Miss and Washington. That is about it. I have not received
too much (mail). Like I said, I do not think anybody knows where I am at because
I am in Coahoma."
Has any one school been consistent with you? "Talking
about letters? I have gotten about the same amount from each of them (Washington
and Ole Miss). They have sent me probably 5 letters each."
with Ole Miss out of high school, but the staff you signed with is no longer there;
where does this put Ole Miss? "I am still very interested in Ole Miss, but
now I am going to take my time. Last time, coming out of high school, I kind of
jumped. It is not that I regret signing with Ole Miss, but I only took visits
to Ole Miss and South Carolina. I canceled my visits to Miami, Tennessee, and
Oklahoma State after I committed to Ole Miss. I really never got a chance to visit
all of the schools I was interested in."
Have you not had any contact
what so ever from Tennessee, Miami, and Oklahoma State since you enrolled at Coahoma
CC? "No sir, I have not had any contact with them. Like I said, I do not
think anybody knows where I am."
No person to person contact or phone
contact with Ole Miss' newest staff? "No, I have not spoken with anyone from
Have you attended any college practices this Spring? "No
sir, I have not really did anything. Nobody has invited me to any Spring practices
Which schools are you currently interested in? "I
am loving Miami because Carlos Armour goes there. If they were to offer me again,
I am probably about 95% sure I would come. I like South Carolina because my old
high school QB, Antonio Heffner, goes there. Ole Miss is a nice place because
they have a coach who has won the national championship, and that is who I signed
my letter of intent with out of high school. But really, who ever is interested
in me, I am interested in them. I think I will be the best juco player in the
country next year, so whoever gets me, is getting the best."
will be the factors in your decision? "Their team prestige, coach's prestige.
Location will not be a factor. I will go anywhere. I will look at how many WR's
they are sending to the league. Do they pass the ball? I want to get the ball.
Publicity, but most of all the coach's prestige and team. I am looking for a good
coach who can make me a better player. That is the main thing."
are you scheduled to graduate? "I get out in December. I have been going
to summer school."