5  Corey Seargent
Corey Seargent

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.

High School:
Northwestern

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
HS


High School: A high-impact defender who played a key role in Northwestern High School's state championship run and perfect 15-0 season in 2013 ... Trojans earned a final national rank of ninth (9th) after routing Stratford 62-35 in the state title contest on Dec. 7 ... Credited with 148 tackles (91 solo), seven pass breakups, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, the latter including a 34-yard return ... Also logged 3.0 tackles for lost yardage from his secondary position for coach Kyle Richardson ... Was the Charlotte Observer's Region Defensive Player-of-the-Year and earned first-team all-region accolades ... A three-star prospect who ranks among the top 35 overall players in the state of South Carolina according to ESPN.com ... Also earned a final scout grade of 74 and rates as one of the top 110 safeties nationally ... Offensively, pulled down six receptions for 133 yards and a TD, and while on special teams, contributed an 81-yard kickoff return vs. Gaffney as a senior ... Top defensive single-game performance(s) were a pair of 20 solo tackle outings against Charlotte Catholic and Byrnes ... Selected to play in the prestigious Shrine Bowl ... A key contributor to NHS's 12-3 record (6-1 in league play) in 2012 while a junior ... Various recruiting publications consistently used "loves to hit and play full speed" when describing approach to game ... Committed to East Carolina on Jan. 21 ...Also recruited by Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska ... Played in same prep program as current Pirate senior ILB Brandon Williams.