Sidell Corley Visits Baton Rouge

Sidell Corley Visits Baton Rouge

Scout.com four-star defensive end Sidell Corley, from McGill-Toolen, took an unofficial visit to LSU. Corley has a lot on his plate from his team's successful season, a verbal commitment to Florida, and the Bengal Tigers pushing to receive an official visit from the Alabama lineman. Corley talks about his season, the visit to Baton Rouge and his plans for this weekend.

"We won our first round game 35-7," said Sidell Corley from Mobile, (Ala.). "We feel real good about the play-offs. We keep getting better as the season goes on. Everything is clicking now."

"This is the best record ever at McGill-Toolen. They have never won 10 games in one season. They haven't won the region in 20 years. If we win Friday, it will be the first time to go to the third round ever. They said we have the best McGill-Team ever. Everything is going really good."

McGill-Toolen will host a very talented Auburn High School squad Friday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

"We know they have some good defensive ends," Corley said. "One is Brandon High Dorsey. I heard they have a good No. 2 two that's a junior. I think he plays both ways. We are bigger than every team, but every team is faster. It should be a good game. They beat a good team last week."

Corley had not considered taking an official visit to LSU, but this weekend's trip may change his mind.

"I went to the LSU-Alabama game. It was an unofficial visit. It went good. It was my first time to visit LSU. It went great. I haven't done my homework, but I like them a lot. Right now I don't know if I will visit them officially or not, but I do like them," Corley said.

"I like the atmosphere and how calm and collected the coaches are. They treat you like family. When I first got there all the guys came up and said hello. That's what caught my eye. They treated me like brother."

"I talked to coach [Josh] Henson and the defensive line coach [Earl Lane]. They were also calm. The defensive line coach said he could have used me. He was impressed with my size. Coach Henson said he would like to have me at LSU."

The Bengal Tigers defeated Alabama 28-14, and Corley was impressed with players from both teams.

"It was a pretty good game. I think John Parker Wilson did a good job. I think it was his best game against a big team. The LSU defense had a lot of energy. Chevis Jackson did a great job. He had an interception. JaMarcus Russell did a good job. We chilled with them after the game," Corley said.

It's rivalry week in the state of Alabama, and the Iron Bowl will take center stage. The in-state recruits always pay attention to this game.

"I am going to the Alabama-Auburn for an unofficial visit," Corley said. "I don't know what's going to happen in the game. No matter what the rankings are it's always going to be a good game."

"I think the defense who steps up the most will win the game. Alabama likes to run the ball, and I think that's Auburn's weakness. It's going to be interesting to see what happens."

Corley plans to take official visits to Alabama, Auburn and Florida in January. He is considering visits to Oklahoma and Louisville as well.

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