Matt Corral: CI 25 QB Could Be USC’s Next Great Quarterback

    Matt Corral recruiting profile features the No. 5 player in the CI 25 for 2018. Corral could be USC's next prolific quarterback, if he sticks with the Trojans.

    February 22, 2017

    Recruiting profile featuring Matt Corral, the No. 5 prospect in the inaugural CI 25 recruiting rankings.

    Matt Corral Recruiting Profile

    CI 25 Overall Ranking: No. 5
    CI 25 Position Ranking: No. 2
    Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
    School: Oaks Christian High School
    Position: QB
    Height: 6’2″
    Weight: 199 lbs

    Playing Style

    He’s one of the more interesting quarterbacks to watch in the 2018 recruiting class. Matt Corral has a bit of Cam Newton in his own game. The violent arm action and mobility are what really draw the comparisons to the former Heisman Trophy winner. The ball jumps off Corral’s hand, too.

    A lot of the time, Corral will throw with only his arm. So, if he can get his whole body into the motion, he should be able to make every throw on the route tree. With Sam Darnold likely moving on to the NFL sooner rather than later, Corral could be the next great quarterback to play at USC.

    What They’re Saying

    “Corral is a very gifted quarterback with all the tools to be an elite signal caller at the next level. He shows incredible poise for a young quarterback and never looks rattled. ” – Scout

    Recruitment Details

    Status: Committed – USC
    Commitment Date: February 2, 2016
    Notable Offers: Arizona State, Michigan, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC

    Recruiting Overview

    It was announced in February that Corral would no longer be attending Oaks Christian High School after three seasons as the starter there, as he transferred to Long Beach Poly.

    Arizona State and UCLA will likely keep the pedal to the metal for Corral, but it might not be enough to lure him away from the Trojans. With the way Clay Helton’s staff is recruiting, it would take some monumental staff turnover to get Corral somewhere other than USC.

    Corral is expected to be an early enrollee.

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    MORE: CI 25 – Ranking The Top 25 Recruits For 2018


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