Posted On: 10/7/17 11:13 AM
Last weekend, Josh Corbin (2019) went to Pittsburgh for a campus visit to Duquesne. Just a couple days later, on Wednesday, the 6’3” guard from Gahanna Lincoln received his fifth scholarship offer, from the Dukes.
“They’ve been following me heavy since, like, around the summer. And then they came to a few of our open gyms at Gahanna. And then, wanted me to come up on a visit and I was free last weekend. So, I went up and went around campus a little bit and stayed for their practice. And then they just offered me,” Corbin said.
“It was really good. Unique and kind of small but I kind of like that,” Corbin said, when asked about his early impression of the Duquesne campus and program.
At this time, Corbin also holds offers from Akron, Toledo, Cleveland State, and Loyola Marymount.
While his offers currently range in the low-major to mid-major spectrum, Corbin talks frequently with several high major programs.
“Illinois State, Youngstown State, Liberty, and then some of the high majors are Iowa, Wisconsin, Xavier, Purdue, Ohio State, Dayton, and I think that’s most of them,” Corbin said, when asked who has shown interest.
“Wisconsin has definitely showed a lot of interest. Iowa I’ve talked to. Xavier is showing a lot of interest. Dayton just came down to watch me and is bringing their head coach down next week, I think. So definitely those are the main ones showing interest,” Corbin told Prep Hoops.
It doesn’t stop there, as Corbin has a couple more campus visits coming up.
“I’m going to Xavier and I’m going to Toledo. In a couple weeks, on the 21st I’m pretty sure, I’m going to [Ohio University],” Corbin said.
With offers or interest from Duquesne, Akron, Toeldo, Loyola Marymount, Cleveland State, Ohio, Xavier, Illinois State, Youngstown State, Liberty, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State, and Dayton, Corbin has a lot to sift through. But he knows what to look for in a program.
“Basketball wise, how they play. Because most of these visits I go on, they talk to me about how they play and they’re recruiting me because of my ability to score and shoot. So, definitely how they play and the offenses they run and things of that nature,” Corbin said.
It’s not a surprise that so many college programs are looking to build relationships with Corbin. He impacts the game with his three-point shooting ability, both off the catch and off the dribble. Corbin is also underrated as a finisher and slasher, making him one of the most complete scorers in Ohio’s junior class.
Corbin currently carries a 3.2 GPA and a score of 26 on the ACT.