He elected to sit out the football season before returning in the postseason to help Lone Peak advance to the state championship game, where it fell to Bingham.
Corry, who started playing baseball at age 7, is ready to dominate on the mound this season now that he's fully healthy. Perfect Game, a scouting service, rates the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder as the second-best left-handed pitcher and No. 23 overall high school prospect in the nation.
"He's got tools. He's very special," Lone Peak coach Matt Bezzant said. "On the mound, you can't teach a mid-90s fastball from the left side that has natural 10 inches of movement. He's a guy that will be able to jump higher than everybody, he'll lift more than everybody, he'll throw harder than everybody, he'll run faster than everybody. He's got some gifts that not many people get."
It's more remarkable because he plays in a cold-weather state and doesn't play baseball year-round. Corry was selected as a Perfect Game All-American this summer, joining Tanner Robles (2006), Marcus Littlewood (2009), Kayden Porter (2011) and Brady Corless (2012) as the Utah players to take part in the PG All-American Classic.
"Having the summer I had, seeing the potential that I had playing with the top guys in the country — I'm so excited to be finally 100 percent — bigger, faster, stronger than I've ever been. I'm excited to show my stuff," Corry said. "I can't wait."
The hot topic at the high school level these days is the controversy surrounding specialization in one sport. Corry, who pledged to attend BYU and is projected to be selected in the first round of the MLB draft, strongly disagrees with the method and offered advice to aspiring players who want to follow in his footsteps.
"The biggest things that I say is trust the process. It's hard to know how good you're going to be when you're superyoung. I was never the best player when I was young. You got to stick with it," Corry said. "Another thing is always work hard, no matter what. A lot of kids get caught up with wanting to do fun stuff with their friends. Really that's what separates you, is sacrificing that time you have with your friends to put in the work.
"I think the best thing for me is playing football. It taught me how to be strong and how to be tough. I think that's a big part of where I learned my aggressiveness. In baseball, you fail so much that you need that. You have to be aggressive and you have to compete."
Lone Peak enters the season nationally ranked and favored to win the state championship behind Payton Freeman (44 hits, 58 RBI, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 8 HRs, 6-2 W-L), Payton Barney, Eli Norman, Colton Easton and Corry.
Having Corry healthy "puts us in position to compete with anybody," Bezzant said. "You know going into the game, if he gives us a halfway decent game, no matter what — we're going to be in it."
Despite the intense spotlight, Corry isn't concerned with the perception of being the top baseball player in the state or his future. His sole focus is to finally win that coveted state championship he's been searching for.
"I'm taking that on me," Corry said about the three shortcomings in the final games. "Not as pressure, but another huge motivation. I want this not only for me so bad, but I want this for my team, too. Three in a row did not feel good. I'll do anything it takes to win."