Is Notre Dame still in the running for WR recruit Donnie Corley?

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

SAN ANTONIO — Donnie Corley isn’t officially ready to eliminate Notre Dame, but it should only be a matter of time.

Consider that Corley, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Detroit Martin Luther King never made an official visit to Notre Dame and plans to enroll at the school of his choice next week. The Irish appear to be little more than a hat on the table — if they even get a spot during the announcement.

Corley said Monday following practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he will announce his decision during the game Saturday. He listed five schools as his finalists: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Notre Dame.

But the four-star recruit doesn’t quite know which school he will be choosing yet. He still has some soul-searching to do.

“I’m going to talk to my parents and hope that God will lead me in the right direction,” Corley said.

Just don’t expect it to be Notre Dame.

“I’m graduating early so it’s kind of hard to highly consider them because I wanted to take an official there so bad,” Corley said.

Corley made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame for its season opener against Texas.

Rivals rates Corley as the No. 14 wide receiver in the 2016 class. 247Sports slates him 16th at the position.

Notre Dame wide receiver target Donnie Corley plans to announce his college commitment Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)