Holy Trinity Running Back Jashaun Corbin Commits To Play Football At Florida State
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor // May 23, 2017
versatile back had over 4,400 yards and 50 TD's
ABOVE VIDEO: Jashaun Corbin’s Senior Spring Game highlights from Friday May 22.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Holy Trinity all-purpose running back and defensive back, Jashaun Corbin, announced on Twitter Monday, that he will attend Florida State University to play football for the Seminoles and head coach Jimbo Fisher.
The three-time Mike Erdman Friday Night Locker Room/Space Coast Daily Player of the Game said on his Twitter page, “First and foremost, I would like to thank the man upstairs for blessing me with many opportunities to play college football.”
“Second, I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends who’ve been with me since the start and helped me through everything! I would like to thank all of the coaches who have given me the chance to play at their Universities.”
“But at this time I am blessed to say I am committed to play football and further my education at Florida State University! This is a dream come true and I’m ready to work! #Go Noles #Tribe18.”
Corbin is a versatile athlete that excelled on the gridiron, the track and the basketball court where he won the FNLR rounball player of the game award following the Tigers win over MCC back in February.
The Tigers basketball team was 21-3 before a nagging injury caused Corbin to miss time.
Holy Trinity would finish the season losing four of their final six without him.
Last season on the football field for head coach Nate Hooks’ Tigers, Corbin rushed 107 times for 1022 yards and caught 25 passes for 619 yards.
In his three year career at Holy Trinity, Corbin has amassed over 4,400 yards of total offense and scored 50 touchdowns. This past Friday in Holy Trinity’s spring game, Corbin recorded an interception after twice tipping the ball to himself and then promptly returned it for a touchdown.
The 6-foot, 190-pound senior running back is rated a three-star recruit, and the No. 382 player nationally, which is close to four-star status.
Corbin, who originally committed to be a Tennessee Volunteer, is tagged as the nation’s 32nd-ranked tailback on Scout.
In all, Corbin possessed close to 30 offers and still has offers on the table from power five schools like Notre Dame, Florida, USC, LSU, Michigan, Oregon and Mississippi.
Florida State running backs coach Jay Graham was on hand to watch Corbin early in the Tigers spring practice season and apparently made quite an impression on Corbin.
Jashaun became the ninth recruit of the Noles 2018 signing class and will join a talented and crowded FSU backfield.
ABOVE VIDEO: FNLR’s Steve Wilson talks with Jashaun Corbin after the Holy Trinity Tigers 49-6 win over West Oaks. In Friday’s interview Corbin named four schools but FSU on top.
Florida State signed three of the top ten running backs in the country last year, including Cam Akers, ZaQuandre White, and Khalan Laborn and this year, aside from Corbin, has commitments from running back James Cook, the brother of Seminoles all-time leading rusher and now Minnesota Viking running back ,Dalvin Cook.
FSU also has a commitment from three-star recruit tailback Charles Strong from P.K. Yonge High School just outside of Gainesville.
Corbin believes in his abilities as a do it all back and all-purpose athlete and based on the log jam at the position, his abilities may serve him well.
His pass catching ability, 4.42 40-yard dash speed and ability to play defense and return kicks could place him on top of Coach Fishers depth chart in a hurry.
He is an elusive runner, has acceleration and gets up the field in a hurry and he isn’t afraid of contact.
“FSU was always in my heart from when I visited the first time,” Corbin said. “Me, coach (Jimbo) Fisher, (running backs) coach Jay (Graham) and (offensive line) coach (Rick) Trickett, hit it off from day one.
ABOVE VIDEO: Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong interviews Jashaun Corbin.
“It’s hard to beat what FSU presents. Basically, if you go there and produce, you’re going to the league. Also, they have great academics to go along with the high-level football.”
“I’m an athlete that can do it all. My versatility is unmatched,” Corbin said. “I’m somebody who can run the ball, catch the ball, run kick-offs and punts.
“I do it all.”
“This is a dream come true and I’m ready to work,” Corbin said.
ABOVE VIDEO: Jashaun Corbin speaks with Alan Zlotorzynski.
While Corbin will be tested at FSU , there is still work to do off the Pineda Causeway in Melbourne where Holy Trinity sits.
Corbin and his Tigers teammates will also be tested this upcoming season.
Coach Hooks has filled the schedule with tough opponents like American Heritage and Bolles from Jacksonville, who was soundly beaten by Cocoa in the Class 4A title game last December.
Under the new guidelines, Class 3A District 2 has gone from a three team division to nine teams, including cross-town rivals, the Hustlers of MCC, who made it all the way to the state semi-finals last year.
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