Salt Lake City, UT – He committed to the U a long time ago, but today the Utes can finally announce the latest addition to their program as Randy Cory becomes the third American prospect to join the Utes for the 2017/2018 season.
Cory, a 6’4″ left handed serve and volleyer, is born and raised in Salinas, California. He is currently the No. 6 ranked doubles player in the nation. In the USTA Northern California Section he is currently ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles and has a career high UTR of 12.60.
“I really feel that Randy is a diamond in the rough,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “He is a real down to earth type of guy, but plays a big, offensive game and is a tremendous doubles player. He’s a player to my heart and I can’t wait to start working with him.”
In singles competition, Cory ranked as high as No. 72 in the nation in the 18 and under category and in April captained Team Northern California in a historic upset victory over Team Southern California in the 44th Annual Maze Cup.
To be a Ute is one of the most exciting things that has come across my life so far. I get fulfill my number one dream as Pac-12 athlete, so it really can’t get any better than that,” said an elated Cory. “I chose the U to chase my dream to be either a businessman or an entrepreneur. It has been my academic dream to stay with sports as my profession whether that be sports marking or management, or to invent the next great sporting equipment/apparel. It has always been a dream of mine to play PAC-12 tennis sincee I was 4 years old and I get the chance to fulfill my number one goal. The warm welcome and great team chemistry I saw on my recruiting trip was a huge sale to me. Its important to me that I find the coaches that will help take my game to the next level. The team really felt like a team to me, which is a huge part of being apart of a college sport. I really got the sensation that these group of guys are the ones I want to be with for the next 4 years.”
Cory joins two other American recruits, Sami Soufi and Russell Benkaim, to a Utah team that only lost Parker McGuiness out of its starting line up.
“I think we will have a great team this year,” said Coach Brateanu. “Not only do we have great depth this year, but we have added much needed quality, especially in doubles play. It should be an exciting year!”