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Korey Hernandez
Korey Hernandez

#15 Korey Hernandez

Defensive Back | Freshman | 5-10 | 174 | Atlanta, Ga. | Cedar Grove HS

High School
Enrolled in January 2017 and participated in spring practice … Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked the No. 65 player at his position by ESPN and No. 71 by Scout … Tabbed the No.8 cornerback in the state of Georgia and No. 26 in the south by Scout … Rated the No. 91 player in the state by ESPN and No. 98 by Rivals … Started at defensive back and also contributed on special teams and wide receiver … Helped the Saints take home its first football state championship in Class AAA with a 30-18 victory over Greater Atlanta Christian, finishing the season with 13-2 overall record and a 6-1 mark in league play in 2016 … Finished senior season with 64 total tackles, 27 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three interceptions en route to earning all-region first-team honors … Totaled over 1,000 all-purpose yards through the air, kick returns and punt returns … Scored three different ways in the team’s 40-0 win over Decatur Columbia as he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown, caught a 29-yard TD pass and returned an interception 46 yards to the 15-yard line … Tallied six tackles, including one for loss, broke up two passes and recorded one interception in the team’s 28-3 victory over Jenkins … Had 85 tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass break ups as a junior … Chose Arkansas over Iowa, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, South Florida and others.

Personal
Born on Nov. 10, 1998 … Son of Curtis Hernandez and Yolande Caine … Has three siblings: older brother Kyle Hernandez, younger sister Madison Hernandez, younger brother Joshua Bridges and younger brother Kenzo Holder … Cousin of Andre Brown Jr., who is a sophomore defensive back at Indiana … Cousin of Jordan Eastling, who is a sophomore defensive back at Texas State … Undecided on a major.