MELBOURNE – Running back/safety Jashaun Corbin came onto the scene in a flashy way last season for Holy Trinity Episcopal.
Corbin, a 6’0″, 190-pounder has gained 11 lbs. since the end of his sophomore season. The rising junior did just about everything for the Tigers’ offense totaling 2,210 yards from scrimmage and 28 touchdowns.
He rushed 205 times for 1,865 yards (9.1 average) and 22 touchdowns while catching 19 passes for 345 yards (18.2 average) and four scores. Corbin also threw two touchdown passes. Like I said, he does it all.
I said all of that without mentioning his 28 tackles (5 for a loss), two interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense. He will be the main punt and kick returner this season as well.
He’s aiming to be a more of a local leader for a group that went 8-4 before falling to Clearwater Central Catholic in the 3A region semifinal, 36-0 this past season.
“Last year, I feel like we were kind of starstruck just making the playoffs,” Corbin told Prep Sports Scouting. “We were content on making the playoffs. We are more focused and have a stronger team this year.”
Moving from wide receiver to running back early in the season, Corbin said the adjustment wasn’t tough at all because he is an athlete. He called his sophomore year special.
“I didn’t know I was going to have a year like I did last year. I had no clue because I originally played receiver. The second game of the season I got switched to running back because the passing game wasn’t working as well. From there I took off and everything came naturally.”
Starting his football career at age 6 and basketball the year later, Corbin was a quarterback up until high school. He played both running back and wide receiver as a freshman, totaling 549 yards and five touchdowns.
He says the confidence has always been there, but he realized how far he could take this when he had 227 rushing yards in the first half of a 36-7 win over Harvest Community in Week 2.
Corbin accounted for 67 percent of Holy Trinity’s offense and scored a touchdown in all 11 regular season games.
Doubling as a two-guard on the Tigers’ basketball team. A team captain, Corbin says playing both sports helps him keep his body in shape and keeps him busy overall.
He pointed to his catching ability, route running, vision, explosiveness as his biggest strengths. As for his biggest area of improvement, he continued to harp on being more of a vocal leader.
Corbin currently has seven offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, USF, Toledo, FAU, Middle Tennessee State and Georgia State.
He says the Tennessee, Kentucky and USF offers really stand out to him. He has no favorites yet and plans to visit the three schools listed there and FAU for games this season. All of the schools that have offered him are looking for him to play running back but line up out wide as a receiver well.
Corbin called his grandfather and uncle his biggest role models.
“He introduced me to sports,” Corbin said about his grandfather. “He’s always working hard at everything he does and pushes me to the limit. I really take after him.”
Head coach Nathan Hooks is a guy Corbin really enjoys playing for. The third-year Holy Trinity coach owns a 13-9 record across two seasons.
“It’s intense but at the same time, he’s fun. He’s one of those cool coaches. Off the field, you can laugh and joke with him, but you know when it is time to get serious that it’s business. He’s a good player’s coach.”
Corbin’s dream has been to make it to the NFL ever since he was introduced to football.
“Once my football days are over I want to become a sports analyst or a coach. I want to give back to the people who have helped me and the younger kids.”
Corbin is very smart on and off the field. He has a skillset that translates very well at the next level. He reminds of a Matt Forte, Lamar Miller type back who can be smooth out of the backfield or outside as a wide receiver.
This is an even bigger year for him as he looks to do it all with a year under his belt as a starter. Jashaun Corbin will earn more offers before you know it, I can promise you that. Holy Trinity is a team to monitor this year in 3A simply because this kid is that potent on both sides of the ball.
Favorite player to watch – Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook
Playlist before games – Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Meek Mill, Chief Keef, 21 Savage
Favorite movies – The Purge, The Little Giants, The Little Rascals
Favorite TV shows – SportsCenter, SEC Live, SEC Network
Fun fact about you that you think no one knows – “I’m a pretty good dancer. I dance around the house, I don’t really dance in public.”
Nickname(s) from teammates or friends – “J-Bow”, “J”
Game film: Corbin’s Hudl tape
Jake Perper is the scout for Prep Sports Scouting. Make sure to follow along for all the updates on Twitter: @JakePerper.
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