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Flagg locks in commitment, reviews official visit

Flagg locks in commitment, reviews official visit

Stefan Adams
In his first-ever trip to the Miami area with his family, 2020 North Shore (TX) 3-star LB Corey Flagg fell in love with the city, the Coral Gables campus, and the UM coaching staff. The Hurricanes showed Flagg such a good time on his official visit that he decided he couldn’t leave without giving the coaches his commitment on Sunday, and he publicly announced his intentions late last night.

“It was just the coaches, the coaches really set it off the way they opened their arms up to my family,” Flagg said of why he committed. “Then the way I fit into the defense, everything was pointing to Miami. And of course, Miami is beautiful.”

While the Canes had been high up in Flagg’s picture since they offered back in March, the 5-10 225 pound prospect did not anticipate pulling the trigger so soon.

“I did not plan on committing going in,” Flagg said. “I planned on getting familiar with everything and having a good time. But they gave me a really good time, so I felt like I was ready to commit.

“We did everything, I feel like I saw all of Miami - great food, went to South Beach. I had a really good time.”

Originally, Flagg was set to take an official visit to Purdue next weekend. However, with his newfound Miami commitment, Flagg says he intends to honor that and stop taking visits to other schools.

“I’m shutting it down,” Flagg said of his recruitment. “I’m not going anywhere.”

On the trip, Flagg got to bond with future teammates such as DJ Ivey, Gilbert Frierson, Gregory Rousseau, Shaq Quarterman, and Michael Pinckney. However, his most memorable introduction came when he got to meet former UM and NFL star linebacker Jon Beason, and the two hit it off.

“He was real great, we talked for like 15-20 minutes and had a great conversation,” Flagg said of Beason. “He was telling me that the U has great coaching and is a great place to be and that he’d keep in contact with me.”

So what does Flagg bring to Miami on the field?

“Just a fast and physical player, and I’m real great with my eyes,” Flagg said.

It’s been well-established that the Canes are making linebacker a big focus of the 2020 class, and Flagg is aware that he could be called upon early in his UM career to make an impact.

“They said they want to use me like Shaq and Pinckney. My defense is very similar to those two,” Flagg said. “The coaches like me at both middle and WILL. As a freshman coming in, I want to compete to start, just come in competing. Without a doubt there’s going to be playing time available.”

Graduating early and enrolling for spring practice at Miami is a sure way to gain an easier path to playing time as a freshman and Flagg says he is on track to do just that.

“That’s the plan right now and it’s looking good,” Flagg said about enrolling early.

Along with 5-star RB teammate Zachary Evans, Flagg helped lead North Shore to the Texas 6A state championship, where the Mustangs took home the title over Duncanville in 2018. During Flagg's junior year of high school, he recorded 144 tackles, 33 TFL, 4 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles, and he is set to build on that season after a dominant spring camp.

“It went real good,” Flagg said of spring ball. “I go up against one of the top running backs in the country, Zach Evans, every day. Just getting better every day, so spring went good. We’re just going to win another championship.”

At the Opening Houston Regional in March, Flagg posted a 4.92 40 time, a 4.40 short shuttle, and a 30.70 inch vertical.

 

Comments (56)

4.92?

Yikes

40 times don’t always tell the whole story. 40’s are technique as much as pure speed. There is a reason college players get specialized training for months just for testing at the combine. Also the kid hasn’t seen a college strength program. Do you think he will never get better? He tapped out at 17yrs old? haha. Some of you all get waaaaay too caught up in high school testing numbers.
 
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Dam he had 144 tkls last year! He was balling balling 😳! That was a good find by the coaching staff! If they can develop this kid, he can be special! Like his film too!
 
40 times don’t always tell the whole story. 40’s are technique as much as pure speed. There is a reason college players get specialized training for months just for testing at the combine. Also the kid hasn’t seen a college strength program. Do you think he will never get better? He tapped out at 17yrs old? haha. Some of you all get waaaaay too caught up in high school testing numbers.
Thank you. A lot of ppl don’t realize that. This kid damn sure isn’t 5.00 flat on tape. He is explosive and u can see that with the way he hits on contact
 
Sounds like a great kid! That forty is concerning but his shuttle and vertical are solid. Unless you ran track, most of these kids haven't been taught how to run a 40 so who knows what happened. Flagg is a pure football player and I'm pumped.
 
40 times don’t always tell the whole story. 40’s are technique as much as pure speed. There is a reason college players get specialized training for months just for testing at the combine. Also the kid hasn’t seen a college strength program. Do you think he will never get better? He tapped out at 17yrs old? haha. Some of you all get waaaaay too caught up in high school testing numbers.

If people listened to the last Podcast for CanesInSight Lance and DMoney went over shuttle time being much more important when finding a trend on kids becoming all conference players and Flagg was right where he needed to be with numbers for a All Conference LB
 
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