ST. BERNARD, Ohio — Roger Bacon junior running back Corey Kiner announced Friday morning his top 10 college football programs in the recruiting process.
Kiner's college choices include (in no particular order) UC, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Texas A&M.
In no particular order these are the schools I feel most comfortable with and hope to grow closer with. Things can change over the next few weeks/months but this is my top ten, recruitment 100% open! (Edit By: @bspaeth7) pic.twitter.com/u6Uq2L9mbE
— Corey Kiner (@CoreyKiner) March 6, 2020
Kiner, rated the nation's 10 running back in the 2021 class by the 247 Sports Composite, is rated Ohio's No. 7 player overall in his class. He is considered an early 2020 Ohio Mr. Football candidate.
Entering this week, Kiner had 28 scholarship offers. The University of South Carolina was his most recent offer Feb. 29.
"Rare combination of size, power and breakaway speed," ScoutingOhio.com director Mark Porter said. "He shows power and downhill running ability to run between the tackles and grind out tough yards. Also, he can hurt you in the passing game with his elite ability in space. He can make people miss with quickness or power in space which makes him a valuable weapon for college programs."
Kiner, who is 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, rushed for 2,298 yards and 40 touchdowns for the Spartans (10-2) in 2019. He also had nine receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.
He had five punt returns for 165 yards and a touchdown. He had 10 kickoff returns for 358 yards and two touchdowns.
Kiner was a Division IV first-team all-state selection and the Southwest District Division IV co-offensive player of the year. Kiner, Roger Bacon's all-time career rushing yards leader.
Kiner is in six categories in the Ohio High School Athletic Association state record list including touchdowns in a single game (8), points in a game (50), rushing touchdowns in a season (40), points scored in a season (278), career rushing touchdowns (81) and career total touchdowns (88).