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Jashaun Corbin: Ever since I committed I’ve never wavered

Florida State has been adept at attracting some of the top running backs in the nation over the past few seasons. The Seminoles have signed backs such as Dalvin Cook, Jacques Patrick, Amir Rasul, Cam Akers, and Khalan Laborn since 2014. That’s four five-star running backs in only four years.

FSU is looking to continue their trend of taking elite talent at the running back position during the 2018 recruiting cycle. The `Noles currently have four-star athlete Jashaun Corbin committed. He’s playing his senior year at Rockledge High School in south Florida. Corbin is ranked as the No. 7 all-purpose back in the 2018 class. He’s dynamic with the ball in his hands. The talented prospect scored 33 touchdowns over his sophomore and junior years of high school. He also averaged 9.6 yards per carry as a junior.

Corbin isn’t scared of the talent that Florida State currently boasts at running back. He’s ready to come in and take someone’s spot. The six-foot 190 lb. prospect reportedly has speed in the low 4.40’s. He could be electric at the next level with his mix of speed and talent. He plays all over the field in high school. Running back, wide receiver, defensive back, kick returner, and he’s even thrown a few passes. Head coach Jimbo Fisher will be able to use Corbin in a number of ways with his skillset.

Check out our full interview with Corbin below!

NoleGameday: You originally committed to Tennessee before switching that commitment to FSU. What changed your mind?

Jashaun Corbin: “I feel like my decision to Tennessee was very rushed. Plus after I decommitted Florida State really started putting it on me and really starting showing me lots of love. Florida State was always my number one and number two choice so I mean it was a pretty easy choice once I decommitted.”

NoleGameday: Does it play a factor you’re the only current running back committed to FSU in the class?

Corbin: “Yeah, you could say it does. I know they’re loaded right now but at the same time I know when I get there it’s fair game and I’m looking to take someone’s spot. I guess it’s good, I guess it’s a good thing.”

NoleGameday: What made FSU stand out from the other schools recruiting you?

Corbin: “They got on the jump pretty early. Ever since going into my sophomore year, I went up there for a camp and I ran like a 4.42 in front of coach Fisher and all of them. Ever since then, it’s been good.”

NoleGameday: How do you feel like the Seminoles pro-style offense fits you?

Corbin: “It fits me well. Other than running the ball they get their backs out in space and allow them to make plays. Plus that’s pro-style, so it’s going to help you when you get to the next level.”

NoleGameday: Most recruiting services list you as an athlete because of the multitude of positions you play. What position do you want to play the next level?

Corbin: “Running back or slot. Either one, those are my strongest position. Just trying to have the ball in my hands and make plays.”

NoleGameday: Your senior season is really just ramping up after the effects of Hurricane Irma, is there anything specific you’ve been working on refining over the offseason?

Corbin: “Yeah, we’ve only played one game because of Irma. But just working on my craft a lot more. Becoming a smarter football player in general. I’ve also worked on my blocking a lot, in high school if you’re one of the top guys you get the ball most of the time so you don’t really block much. So I’ve been working on that because I know blocking is pretty big when you get to the next level. Working on route running and my speed, a lot of stuff.”

NoleGameday: Do you have any goals for your senior season of high school?

Corbin: “Really, stay healthy, stay into the books, it’s my last year so I need to stay strong with my grades. Just being a leader on and off the field, just getting my body ready for the next level.”

NoleGameday: Will you be enrolling early?

Corbin: “I’m not sure. My mom is on the fence on it because I’m a lot younger than most recruits. I just turned 17 a couple weeks ago. So she’s kind of on the fence about it. But I’m sure in the next couple weeks we’re really going to start talking about that.”

NoleGameday: Are there any specific players that you personally have been recruiting to Florida State?

Corbin: “Not too much, a lot of guys already know what Florida State is about. It’s kind of self-explanatory. I guess you could say Justin Fields has been on our radar for a long time. But other than that, a lot of guys know what FSU is about. So not too much but I do keep in contact with recruits.”

NoleGameday: Have you talked to Justin Fields at all?

Corbin: “Not personally, not one-on-one but through Twitter and stuff. We’re in a group chat.”

NoleGameday: What kind of relationships, if any, do you have with current guys on the team?

Corbin: “When I was up there I spoke with a lot of the guys and they really made me feel at home. Other than that they don’t have a lot of social media during the season so it’s harder to keep in contact with them. With the recruits, we talk frequently through group chats we have.”

NoleGameday: Who are you most excited to play with at the next level? Whether it be a current player or a member of your recruiting class?

Corbin: “Probably my cousin Antoine Green (Three-star WR commit), we’re on the same team now but in college, it’s gonna be even more amped up. I’m probably most excited to play with him.”

NoleGameday: What will you be pursuing academically in college?

Corbin: “Probably communications, I would like to be a sports analysts. If not, maybe therapy, definitely something to do with sports or sports in general.”

NoleGameday: How would you describe your commitment? Are you still considering other schools or would it take something major to sway your commitment to Florida State?

Corbin: “Right now it’s a pretty solid commitment. Ever since I committed I’ve never wavered so it’s still strong.“

Dustin Lewis

Lead writer for NoleGameday. Majoring in English Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. Writer for FSView Sports and Hashtag Basketball.



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