Corey Ballentine, CB, Washburn #1

5113, 194, 4.52

Notes: From Topeka, KS. Also ran track in high school. Redshirted in 2014. Appeared in all 11 games, recorded 17 tackles in 2015. Finished with 65 tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss in 2016. Started all 12 games, posted 54 tackles and averaged 30.6 on 23 kickoff returns in 2017. Recorded 50 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 3 blocked kicks and averaged 19.0 on kickoff returns in 2018. As a member of the Ichabod track and field team he recorded seven of the top 10 times in the 100m dash with a best of 10.51 and the top five times in school history in the 200m with a best of 21.25.

Positives: Nice size, speed and athletic ability. Hard worker. Good cover skills. Has tools to shadow receivers one-on-one. Very coachable. Can return kickoffs and cover kicks on special teams. Solid football character.

Negatives: Somewhat raw in terms of technique still. Played against lower level of competition. Lacks elite suddenness and flexibility.

Summary: Good developmental prospect who can contribute on special teams while he refines his game.

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