MSU’s Corley, Chambers among 12 potential instant-impact freshmen

The Detroit News
Donnie Corley

Michigan State receivers Donnie Corley and Cameron Chambers are among 12 early enrollees nationally that could have an instant impact on their teams in 2016, according to Sports Illustrated.

SI’s Colin Becht also put Notre Dame linebacker / defensive end Daelin Hayes of Ann Arbor Skyline on his list of 12 likely instant-impact freshmen.

Corley, of Detroit King, made The Detroit News Dream Team after totaling 59 receptions for 1,403 yards and 16 TD for the state championship Crusaders. He also had 80 tackles and 10 interceptions as a defensive back.

Chambers, from Sicklerville, New Jersey, had 63 catches for 1,041 yards in 2015 for Timber Creek High. Corley is ranked the No. 15 receiver in the nation by and Chambers is ranked No. 49; both are four-star prospects.

Becht on the new Spartans: “Both should have opportunities to ascend to the top of the Spartans’ depth chart, as the team loses Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr. … With Corley and Chambers standing at 6-3, both have the height to create mismatches. Given Connor Cook’s departure to the NFL and a new quarterback taking over the offense, neither should suffer from a major disadvantage in chemistry.”

Hayes was injured for most of the 2015 season but it did not damage his recruiting stock.

“Once a USC commit, the four-star Hayes could now be the key to plugging Notre Dame’s gaping hole at linebacker,” Becht says. “Both of the Fighting Irish’s leading tacklers, Jaylon Smith (114 tackles) and Joe Schmidt (78), are bound for the NFL. James Onwualu, Greer Martini, Nyles Morgan and Tevon Coney could all be in the mix to replace them, but expect the 6-4, 249-pound Hayes to get a look, too.”

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