Blake Corum already had a few scholarships offers in hand before he took his first handoff on varsity as a freshman in 2016.
The 2020 running back from St. Vincent Pallotti High in Laurel, Md., added several more offers during an impressive freshman campaign and is now up to eight total.
Schools across the country have taken notice of his skills and potential, and Clemson recently invited him for a visit next month.
Corum will make the trip to campus with teammate Coziah Izzard for the school’s Junior Day on March 4.
“I’m looking forward to meeting all the coaches,” Corum told The Clemson Insider. “I’m also looking forward to seeing the campus, seeing the Clemson football facilities, and just have a great time.”
Corum rushed for 1,001 yards on 102 carries (9.8 yards per carry) with 18 touchdowns last season. He also made an impact at safety, though most schools are recruiting him as a running back.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder totes offers from East Carolina, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple and Toledo.
What do coaches like about his game?
“I think they like how I play both sides of the ball,” he said. “I also think they like how I’m not scared of contact. I’m a one-cut and downhill type of back but if I have to I will juke you.”
Corum said his coach told him that Clemson has watched his film.
His talent intrigues the staff, and he’s interested to learn more about Clemson.
“I like how the coach Dabo Swinney loves his players,” Corum said. “I still need to do some research about Clemson but it seems like a great school and can’t wait to come down on the 4th.”
Corum isn’t favoring any schools at the beginning of his recruitment with a long way to go and many more offers on the way, but he did say one school is showing a lot of interest in the early going.
“No schools are standing out but South Carolina is recruiting pretty hard,” he said. “When it comes down to making a decision, it’s going to be about the coach, family, and feeling wanted.”
Corum also attended North Carolina’s Junior Day last month and said he will likely visit South Carolina next month, as well.