Blake Corum Named Pre-Season All-American

August 23, 2023

Athlete Studio

The anticipation for the upcoming college football season is reaching a fever pitch as The Associated Press unveiled its preseason All-America team on Monday. Among the standout players receiving this prestigious honor are Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams from USC, the dynamic Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., and the explosive Michigan running back Blake Corum.

The All-America team also features other notable returnees who have set the college football stage ablaze. Joining Williams, Harrison Jr., and Corum on the first team are Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt, a rock-solid force on the line, and Miami safety Kam Kinchens, whose exceptional performances in 2022 earned him a spot among the nation's best.

As expected, the two-time defending national champions and top-ranked team, Georgia, dominate the All-America team with four players. Tight end Brock Bowers, center Sedrick Van Pran, and defensive backs Malaki Starks and Javon Bullard showcase the formidable talent that has propelled the Bulldogs to the pinnacle of college football.

Ohio State, the perennial powerhouse, boasts three representatives on the first team. Alongside Harrison Jr., the Buckeyes feature wide receiver Emeka Egbuka and linebacker Tommy Eichenberg, all of whom are poised to make a significant impact in the upcoming season.

Other teams that made their mark on the All-America team include the Wolverines' Big Ten rivals Penn State and Iowa, as well as LSU and Washington, each with two first-team selections.

Speaking of conferences, the Big Ten leads the way with 12 players on the first team, highlighting the conference's depth and talent. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) closely follows with seven selections, showcasing the fierce competition and high caliber of play in the SEC.

Not to be overlooked, the Pac-12 stands tall with five first-team selections. Williams is not the only Pac-12 star to shine, as Colorado's versatile playmaker Travis Hunter, expected to excel on both sides of the ball as a receiver and cornerback under the guidance of coach Deion Sanders, also earns a spot on the All-America team.

As the college football season approaches, all eyes will be on these exceptional athletes who have proven themselves as the cream of the crop. The AP preseason All-America team provides a glimpse into the immense talent and excitement that awaits us on the gridiron. Stay tuned for a thrilling season filled with unforgettable performances from the likes of Blake Corum and his fellow stars.

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