Receiver corps could be Troy’s best ever

Published 10:32 am Monday, December 19, 2011

As evident by Top 100 RB T.J. Yeldon’s ‘switch-a-roo’ from Auburn to Alabama, commitments can be broken. But if Troy’s group of incoming receivers hold fast to their word, they could become the best in school history.

At  the top of Troy’s recruiting list is Auburn HS product Cody Core. Core (6-2, 185) has the perfect frame for a wide out, lean and long. He doesn’t have killer speed (between 4.4 and 4.55) but with a few years of experience and learning how to manipulate coverage and routes could become one the Sun Belt’s deadliest deep threats.

Core has become heavily sought after of late, receiving offers from Troy, Southern Miss, UAB, and Kentucky. In the past week Arkansas State and new head coach Gus Malzahn has come calling. Of all the systems, Core would thrive the most in Troy’s wide-open attack. He would more than likely see playing time right away and could move to the slot to get some favorable matchups with linebackers or a safety. Not to mention the fact that he would have Corey Robinson, who is on his way to breaking all kinds of passing records, tossing the rock his way.

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Another talent just as important as Core is Bobby Walker. From Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, FL, Walker (6-0, 170) is a bit quicker than Core and would be a great inside threat for the Trojans. Bartram Trail fell in the Florida 6A semis (Florida goes to 7A), so Walker has shown he can succeed at the highest level of prep play.

Also in the mix is another Jacksonville native, Brandon Brooks (First Coast High School). Brooks (6-0, 173) won’t blaze a trail to the endzone, running a 4.72, but is the possession style receiver that knows how to get open on third down in tight coverage and keep drives alive.

Combine Brooks, Walker and Core with one of the league’s top QBs and the talented group of underclassmen already on campus (like Eric Thomas, Chandler Worthy and B.J. Chitty) and the Trojans will be primed to begin another stretch of Sun Belt titles.

Cody Core

Bobby Walker