Top junior Cornell avoids the 'dark side'

The No. 1 junior nationally will not be going to the dark side. No, Big Ten fans, Jashon Cornell is not referring to Arkansas or Florida or Missouri or any SEC program recruiting the nation’s top player in hopes of persuading him to leave the Big Ten’s backyard.

The dark side of the ball is a place Cornell, the No. 1 prospect in the 2015 ESPN Junior 300, has played only twice before and told his St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall coaches to never put him again.

“Offensive line, I refuse to play it,” Cornell, a defensive end/linebacker hybrid, said. “I can’t play the O-line. It’s not for me. That’s going over to the dark side.”