This spring, Nebraska has hosted a steady stream of unofficial visitors for both the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes. On Friday, Nebraska hosted three key targets for the 2020 recruiting class.
Nebraska got its seventh opportunity to have 4-star offensive lineman Turner Corcoran from Lawrence, Kansas, on campus since Scott Frost took over the program. Corcoran holds the top spot on my Greg’s Guys list and is likely the top player on the board this cycle for the Huskers.
Huge thanks to Nebraska for another great visit!!! #GBR 🌽 pic.twitter.com/fCOLZCIYr2
— Turner Corcoran (@turnercorcoran) March 15, 2019
I caught up with him to get his thoughts on the trip, his relationship with offensive line coach Greg Austin, being around the alumni for lunch and more.
Here is the full Q&A from our conversation:
How’d the visit go overall?
“It was great. I really got to see how practices work and how Coach Austin coaches.”
What do you think about his coaching style and the relationship you guys have built?
“It’s great. He focuses a lot on technique and how it doesn’t matter if you won the rep somewhere down the road you won’t win it because you need a good technique to win big reps. Our relationship is pretty strong and he’s been great to me over the last year that they’ve been recruiting me.”
How was it being around the former players and seeing those guys’ passion for the program?
“It was great honestly getting to talk to those guys that played with Frost and the rest of those guys was fun, they were like, ‘Are you committed?’ And I was like, ‘Not yet’ and they just said, ‘Well, what are you waiting for?’ We shared a laugh there.”
When you are around though, does it feel like you are part of the Husker family already?
“Yeah, of course it does. It’s really felt like that since Day 1 if I’m being honest.”
What was it like hanging with the other recruits that were on their visits?
“I liked talking with Blaise [Gunnerson] and [Xavier Watts], talked about our recruitment and where we stood with Nebraska. I could really see myself playing with those dudes. They’re studs.”
I saw some of the incoming linemen getting after you on Twitter about talking after the visit. How does that make you feel?
“It makes me feel welcomed and like I’m already a part of the program.”
What are your visit plans after this?
“I’m going to KSU here in a week for one of their practices and KU and maybe OU again. Plus, Ohio State for their spring game.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.