Intro 2016: Korbin Sorensen of Kamiakin

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Korbin Sorensen
Korbin Sorensen


The state of Washington is short on top line prospects in the 2016 recruiting class, but one that could emerge as the cream of the crop is Kamiakin (Kennewick) OT Korbin Sorensen. Northwest Elite Index caught up with the huge, athletic prospect and he updated us with how the offseason has been progressing.

At 6’6” and nearly 280 pounds, Sorensen can fill out a uniform and when you watch his film, you see a player with an aggressive streak and the ability to pull on running downs and mirror pass-rushers when his team wants to throw the ball down the field. He’s also got a great work eithic.

“I finish well, and play to the whistle,” Sorensen told NEI recently. “We really emphasize playing to the whistle in practice.

“This offseason, I’ve been working on getting good angles to the next level and also pulling.”

Another area where Sorensen has been dedicating his time is in the weight room where he’s been spending quite a bit of time with personal bests of 285 pounds on the bench, 435 pounds on the squat and 285 pounds on the power-clean.

On the recruiting front the senior-to-be has been hearing from several schools, but at this point in time, he’s still waiting on that all-important first offer.

“So far the schools that have been talking to me are Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho State, Central Washington, Boise State, Eastern Washington and Western Oregon,” Sorensen said. “Mostly they have just been by the school to check in with my coaches and watch my film. A lot of them just want to see me at camp and then I think some offers might come in.”

Sorensen’s June has been filling up, with plans to visit several programs and take in a couple of regional camps that will put him in front of a lot of coaches.

“I’m attending the Washington State camp, the Oregon camp, the Idaho camp, the Rough Diamonds showcase, the Trench Camp in Portland and Washington’s Rising Stars camp on the 20th,” Sorensen noted.

With the dearth of top line prospects within the state, Sorensen could wind up being one that emerges after the camp circuit is completed in late June. Either way, with his size, quickness and athleticism, he’s a prospect who could draw a lot of attention from college programs once the coaches get a good long look at him in person.

NEI will continue to keep track of Sorensen’s progress in the coming weeks and months and will update news on him as it happens.

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