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Louisiana speedster Corey Wren commits to Georgia

See John Curtis athlete Corey Wren at 'Battle on the Border IX' September 14

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  • Joel Rodgers
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  • Corey Wren talks to John Curtis Head Coach J.T. Curtis during 2018 Battle on the Border

One of the fast players high school football in the state of Louisiana is headed to Georgia. Athlete Corey Wren from John Curtis, one of the nation’s fastest prospects, went public with his commitment to Georgia over Arizona State, Houston, and 29 other offers.

“I liked the whole vibe at Georgia,” Wren told Dawgs247. “They did not sugarcoat anything with me. Iron sharpens iron. When I go there I will be competing against the best, day in and day out, guys that will be playing one day in the NFL. With the guys we are bringing in, we have a chance to compete for national championships and I want to be a part of that.”

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect is a two-time Division 1 Louisiana indoor 60-meter champion and has multiple junior season 100-meter times in the 10.4 range. He plans to run track in college as well. Wren plays in a veer offense in high school, where as a junior he rushed for 886 yards on 82 carries with 10 touchdowns and added seven receptions for 95 yards out of the backfield as well. He expects his role to change when he arrives in Athens next spring.

“Slot receiver, sometimes outside, and kickoff return and punt return,” Wren said. “The game is changing. Schools are opening up their playbook and running pro-style offenses with four wide receivers and I am coming in with perfect timing. Some people compare me to Mecole Hardman and Isaiah McKenzie, but I plan to do my own thing and be the first Corey Wren.”

Wren, who visited Georgia unofficially for the scavenger hunt event in May, took three official visits – one to TCU in April, one to Arizona State on June 8, and one to Houston on June 14. After his final visit, he made the call.

“I told Hankton right after I got out of the Houston official,” Wren said. “I told him I was really thinking about committing. I called him the next day after sitting down with my parents and committed. My school does not allow de-commitments, so I am locked in after this.”

In landing Wren, Georgia assistant Cortez Hankton has wrapped up his wide receiver class for the 2020 cycle.

Wren will be in Shreveport this September taking part in the Battle on the Border. Wren’s team will be playing a team from Georgia on September 14th.

Westlake Lions (Atlanta, Ga.) vs. John Curtis Patriots (River Ridge, La.) – 3 p.m. 

The Westlake Lions, high school of Carolina Panthers Cam Newton, are making their first appearance in the Battle on the Border. Over the past three seasons, the Lions have compiled a 27-11 record. The John Curtis Patriots have captured a record 26 state championships, and are coached by J.T. Curtis, Jr., who is the winningest active coach in the country. Curtis is also a member of the National Federation of High Schools’ Hall of Fame. The Patriots beat the Bishop Lynch Friars 21-14 in last year’s Battle on the Border VIII in route to a perfect 14-0 season. John Curtis defeated Catholic of Baton Rouge 49-7 in the 2018 LHSAA Division I State Championship game.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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