clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2016 athlete recruit Korey Charles steals the show

NFC's Korey Charles showed why he'll be climbing the rankings in the 2016 class.

Korey Charles, a 2016 ATH out of North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, highlighted the defensive backs group Thursday afternoon during the second day of Jimbo Fisher Camp.

On a day littered with talent, the uncommitted 5'10, 173-pound Charles put on a show after Thursday's workout, recording some ridiculous numbers during combine style testing. A source close to Tomahawk Nation said Charles recorded a 10'2 standing broad jump, ran a 4.40 40-yard dash and finished with a 33 ½" vertical.

Those are freakish numbers for a guy that size, and after a full workout.

But he's no secret, and holds offers from teams like FSU, LSU, Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Miami, along with others. And he's in no rush to make a decision.

"I don't really have a favorite at this point," Charles said. "I just want to concentrate on improving every day and worry about all of that when the time comes. But I do appreciate any offer that comes my way."

Those freakish numbers translated over to the field, too, making it difficult for any receiver to get open against Charles. His ability to change direction in the air and make a play on the ball is what separated him from the pack on Thursday. Add top-notch closing speed and you have yourself a stud.

Charles has broad shoulders for a kid that's only sixteen years old, creating the perfect opportunity for him to add good weight before he graduates. And while he's not hell-bent on staying close to home, he had a lot of good things to say about Florida State and his time at camp.

"This was my first time camping at FSU, but I've been here a number of times," Charles said. "I really like the coaches here, especially coach Kelly. He treats me with a lot of respect and gives me advice every time I see him. And camp has been great - I really love the competition out here."

The Florida State staff will likely keep a close eye on Charles, who is not ranked by Rivals but garners a 4* rating from 247, taking advantage of NFC being right down the road from FSU. He is definitely a player worth keeping an eye on in the 2016 class.