Impressive senior seasons abound for several Florida State signees. The 2019-2020 athletic year has already seen numerous players land on All-State and All-County teams. Additionally, other players have won player of the year honors for their class. Just last week, linebacker signee DJ Lundy continued his dominance on the wrestling mat, winning his third consecutive state title.
This weekend, it was Corey Wren’s turn. Wren, a running back signee for the 2020 class, set a high school state record in Louisiana for the 60 meter sprint event.
Let's congratulate Corey Wren and Raven Nunnery on their record breaking performances at Louisiana high school last chance meet! Corey ran 6.76sec at 60m, breaking his own state and meet record! Raven ran 7.54sec which was a PR and meet record! Way to go Patriots Track! pic.twitter.com/3zQ5WJuwYd— Flying Lady Patriots (@jccslp_) February 10, 2020
As seen in the tweet above, Wren finished with a 6.76 second 60m finish. For comparison, former Florida State speedster Kermit Whitfield recorded a 6.64 second finish while he was in high school. But being elite in track does not always correlate to being great in other sports. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt made an attempt at soccer after his track career. And though there was minor success, he quickly “retired”.
So, does Corey Wren have the talent to make an impact at Florida State? Well, no one can predict the future, but as noted in Wren’s commitment piece, the elite runner also has the talent to make an impact on the gridiron:
The name of the game for Wren is speed. At FSU, he will be a Swiss Army knife for Mike Norvell. We expect Wren to lineup in the backfield, in the slot, and as a kick returner/punt returner. This is a young man who has shown an ability to be dynamic with the ball in his hands.
Wren played his high school ball at Louisiana powerhouse John Curtis and lined up in the backfield, mostly. There was not an angle by a defender that Wren could not outrun. This is the kind of speed FSU has lacked and has desperately needed on offense. You can see Wren’s ability to change the scoreboard as a punt returner. He shows a willingness to catch contested punts and then explode north and south.
Check out Wren’s highlights below:
Hot, nasty speed.