Corey Flagg, Jr.
2021 (True Freshman*): Started all 12 games in breakout year at middle linebacker…Totaled team-high 60 tackles (35 solo)…Ranked among team leaders with seven tackles for loss, including three sacks…Added one interception…Started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) and finished with three tackles…Posted four tackles in start against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Had eight total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a solo sack, in start against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Tallied one tackle in win over Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Finished with six tackles and first interception of season in start against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Recorded five solo tackles including one sack against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Had two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Posted five total tackles and started in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Credited with six tackles and two quarterback hurries in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Led Hurricanes with eight total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack, at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Had five tackles and one tackle for loss in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Posted team-high season tackles in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 27).
2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in eight games in first season…Finished with 15 total tackles…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had first tackle of career in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 19)…Finished with one tackle at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Posted two tackles in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Had one tackle in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Had one of best performances of career in win at Duke (Dec. 5), finishing with five total tackles (one solo) and first fumble recovery of career…Saw action in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Tied career high with five tackles in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).
High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 25 inside linebacker and No. 72 player in Texas by Rivals…Rated the No. 38 player at his position by 247 Composite…Listed as the No. 47 player at his position and No. 88 player in Texas by ESPN…Helped lead North Shore to the Texas Conference 6A D1 state championship and was named Defensive MVP of the state championship game…Chose Miami over offers from Boston College, Houston, Kansas State, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, Virginia Tech, Tulane and Texas Tech, among others.
* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic