Signing Day Profile: Linebacker Corey Flagg Jr.

Signing Day Profile: Linebacker Corey Flagg Jr.

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2020 North Shore (TX) LB Corey Flagg officially became a Miami Hurricane today. Flagg is the 7th signee of the morning.


The 5-10 225 pounder is currently a consensus 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Flagg is the #888 player nationally, #38 ILB in the country, and the #111 player in Texas.

Recruiting Story

Corey Flagg earned his Miami offer in March of this year. Right from the start, Flagg showed interest in Miami and was very receptive to what the coaches were selling. For this reason, Manny Diaz decided to bring Flagg in for a summer official visit and push for a commitment. Flagg made this trip down to Miami for his official visit in mid-June and publicly committed to Miami just a few days later. Flagg has been solid on his pledge ever since.

Evaluation

As a captain and defensive leader for defending Texas Class 6A state champion North Shore, Flagg comes from a winning program and has ingrained within him a championship mindset and work ethic that he can bring to practice and workouts day in and day out. During Flagg's junior year of high school, he was highly productive and recorded massive numbers in one of Texas football’s toughest divisions, tallying 144 tackles, 33 TFL, 4 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles in 2018. He landed on first team All-District and second team All-State for his efforts. He also won LB MVP at a loaded Opening Houston Regional in March as well.

Let’s just get this out of the way: at 5-10 and clocked at a 4.92 40 time (both recorded at the Houston Opening Regional), Flagg does not have ideal measurables. However, he plays much faster than his timed speed on film and demonstrates good short area quickness with a 4.40 shuttle. Shows fantastic ability in pass coverage and has no problem sticking with a variety of tight ends down the middle of the field and running backs in the flats, being able to read the QB and sniff out routes as they develop. He's an aggressive presence that loves knifing into the backfield and disrupting the offense before they can even get going. Plays with a ton of energy, twitch, and explosion and is a sure tackler in the open field. Great fit in the middle of a Manny Diaz defense in that he is operating with a high-level football IQ and displays terrific instincts.

The Team

Miami loses seniors Michael Pinkney and Shaq Quarterman to graduation this offseason. That leaves both starting linebacker spots open. 5th year senior Zach McCloud will most likely take one of those starting spots. The other spot will be an open competition between 2nd-year players Sam Brooks and Avery Huff, as well as Waynmon Steed, Bradley Jennings, Patrick Joyner, and early enrollees Corey Flagg and Tirek Austin-Cave.

Redshirt Probability: 7/10

Assuming Zach McCloud locks up one of the two starting linebacker spots, there will be intense competition to see who starts alongside him. Since McCloud can play both linebacker positions, everyone will be involved in the competition. Flagg is an early enrollee so he will have a better chance at earning playing time than most freshmen, but he is still starting well behind guys like Sam Brooks and Avery Huff who have been in the program for almost a year now.

 

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2020 North Shore (TX) LB Corey Flagg officially became a Miami Hurricane today. Flagg is the 7th signee of the morning.


The 5-10 225 pounder is currently a consensus 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Flagg is the #888 player nationally, #38 ILB in the country, and the #111 player in Texas.

Recruiting Story

Corey Flagg earned his Miami offer in March of this year. Right from the start, Flagg showed interest in Miami and was very receptive to what the coaches were selling. For this reason, Manny Diaz decided to bring Flagg in for a summer official visit and push for a commitment. Flagg made this trip down to Miami for his official visit in mid-June and publicly committed to Miami just a few days later. Flagg has been solid on his pledge ever since.

Evaluation

As a captain and defensive leader for defending Texas Class 6A state champion North Shore, Flagg comes from a winning program and has ingrained within him a championship mindset and work ethic that he can bring to practice and workouts day in and day out. During Flagg's junior year of high school, he was highly productive and recorded massive numbers in one of Texas football’s toughest divisions, tallying 144 tackles, 33 TFL, 4 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles in 2018. He landed on first team All-District and second team All-State for his efforts. He also won LB MVP at a loaded Opening Houston Regional in March as well.

Let’s just get this out of the way: at 5-10 and clocked at a 4.92 40 time (both recorded at the Houston Opening Regional), Flagg does not have ideal measurables. However, he plays much faster than his timed speed on film and demonstrates good short area quickness with a 4.40 shuttle. Shows fantastic ability in pass coverage and has no problem sticking with a variety of tight ends down the middle of the field and running backs in the flats, being able to read the QB and sniff out routes as they develop. He's an aggressive presence that loves knifing into the backfield and disrupting the offense before they can even get going. Plays with a ton of energy, twitch, and explosion and is a sure tackler in the open field. Great fit in the middle of a Manny Diaz defense in that he is operating with a high-level football IQ and displays terrific instincts.

The Team

Miami loses seniors Michael Pinkney and Shaq Quarterman to graduation this offseason. That leaves both starting linebacker spots open. 5th year senior Zach McCloud will most likely take one of those starting spots. The other spot will be an open competition between 2nd-year players Sam Brooks and Avery Huff, as well as Waynmon Steed, Bradley Jennings, Patrick Joyner, and early enrollees Corey Flagg and Tirek Austin-Cave.

Redshirt Probability: 7/10

Assuming Zach McCloud locks up one of the two starting linebacker spots, there will be intense competition to see who starts alongside him. Since McCloud can play both linebacker positions, everyone will be involved in the competition. Flagg is an early enrollee so he will have a better chance at earning playing time than most freshmen, but he is still starting well behind guys like Sam Brooks and Avery Huff who have been in the program for almost a year now.
Hope speed is not as much of a concern as the numbers say.
 
Flagg will play in the Texas State championship for his division this saturday. If you want to watch it live, here are a few places to watch:

 
The way he plays reminds me so much of Bull legend, Nate Webster. Comparable size,tough and a nose for the ball. Not worried about speed,kid's a player.
:neonu::stormwarningflag-sm:
Webster was an animal who could chew nails and **** them into running backs mouths after nearly breaking their necks. If you're half right we have a good player.
 
He's a bit slow and he's small.

But he can play football. I can see why we like him...in his film, he - at times - looks like miniature Shaq.
 
Live pre game show on now FSSW channel 676 Big boy Texas football. Gotta love the cowboy hats.... Game starts at 4pm EST

Flagg wears #2
 
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