Out of State Spotlight: Corbin Cannon, from Greeneville, Tennessee, is in play for many Kentucky college football programs-@CentreFootball @johnkclement23 @GreeneDevilsFB @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @corbincannongm1 @APSUCoachSW @JDVaughn91

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’24 Dual-Threat QB highly coveted by plenty of Kentucky-area colleges

We ran into this “Football Playing Jesse” at the Scotty Waldron Mega-Camp Saturday night in Clarksville, Tennessee. He has already visited UPIKE and has a visit set up in Danville, Kentucky for June 27, 2023 at Centre College. This kid is a strong-armed QB who is difficult to tackle. Cannon has good vision with bursts of speed and separation potential and that is just what we were able to decipher from his Hudl film. Cannon sports a 3.68 GPA, so that puts him firmly in play at many prestigious places.

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We ran into dual-threat QB, Corbin Cannon at the Scotty Waldron Mega-Camp at Austin Peay this past Saturday night. As for Coach Waldron’s camp, it was as good of a college-ready, prospect talent-laden assemblage, as I (personally) have ever seen at the same event.

I regularly attend camps and combines as part of my duties to this online magazine, so when it comes to evaluating a camp, I am far from an in-sophisticate. Every camp usually has a few “Busters” who just paid the money for the experience and really don’t belong. If this camp had any “Busters,” I didn’t see them.

Everywhere one looked, there appeared to be nothing but “Dudes.” By the way, if the terms, “Buster” and “Dude,” require defining; might I suggest we aren’t the right publication for you.

Cannon plays football for one of Tennessee’s premier high school programs. Greeneville High has made 32-playoff appearances, five (5) appearances in a title game (2018, 2017, 2011, 2010, 2009), and has won four (4) state championships (2018, 2017, 2011, 2010).

Gannon has good form and arm extension with a release point where a coach wants it

QB Hit List

Overall, the program is 57-28 in the playoffs. Not a ton of programs can boast of such a pedigree.

The Devils are coming off a Region I, 4A title from 2022. Point is…they are a championship caliber program which breeds championship caliber players.

We were able to watch Gannon last night. We agree with QB-Hit List.

Corbin Cannon, Greeneville High
(Devils)

Gannon has good form and arm extension with a release point where a coach wants it. He makes high velocity throws at both the short and intermediate ranges.

We watched his Hudl film. He is a strong running QB who is difficult to tackle. He has vision, allows his blockers to set-up, and demonstrates bursts of speed with separation ability.

He works from the read option effectively, which bodes well for college systems employing that as a regular part of its offense. Cannon is quick with his decisions, reads coverages well, and puts the ball on the target, on time; giving the “in-space” player an opportunity to extend plays.

We talked to this prospect about his recruitment. He has visited UPIKE and reports being headed to Centre College on June 27, 2023. We have no idea if UPIKE was at the Waldron camp but KPGFootball both saw and talked at some length with two Centre coaches there to scout the talent.

We didn’t ask the Centre coaches, nor did they offer any perspective, on what they thought about general, individual targets. We do know the Colonels were there. We do know they had a list of “targets” in whom they were keenly interested. That is all we can presently confirm.

I am excited about visiting Centre College and getting a better feel for the program and its academic offerings

Corbin Cannon, Greenville High, ’24 dual-threat QB

KPGFootball asked Cannon, specifically, about Centre. Cannon told us he is excited about getting on campus and has built a relationship with the coaches recruiting him.

Cannon especially appreciated the “love” the program showed him when he was playing baseball this past Spring. Baseball, a sport we don’t cover, is another sport in which the versatile and athletically gifted ’24 QB excels.

It is mighty be early in the process, so predicting a “leader” in this kid’s recruitment is speculative. What we can definitely say is this athlete is a college player who will make some lucky program a fine representative, student, citizen, and future alumni.

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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