On Saturday, two of Nebraska’s signees competed in the 20th annual All-American Bowl. Offensive lineman Turner Corcoran and inside linebacker Keyshawn Greene got the chance to represent the Huskers on the national stage. Outside linebacker Blaise Gunnerson was selected to play in the game but he did not take part as he finishes recovering from a hip injury.
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The first bit of news from the game was that Corcoran got the start at left guard, not tackle, for the West team. The Kansas 4-star does have the ability to play either position at the college level as we’ve discussed at Hail Varsity before. He’s not opposed to playing guard in Lincoln but he is still expected to start his career as a tackle.
Corcoran played well during the game. He was alert on a play in which he recovered a fumble. He held his own in pass protection all game and helped power the rushing attack for the West squad. Corcoran also helped blow a hole wide open on this touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Stanford signee Casey Filkins with an easy touchdown run pic.twitter.com/9udrFoCKfz
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The West team won the game 33-20 in convincing fashion. On the East team, Huskers signee Keyshawn Greene flashed on a several plays. All week he was praised for his ability to use his closing speed. He showed that skill during the game when he led the East with 4.5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. He played his high school position of outside linebacker in the game. He will play inside linebacker for the Huskers giving inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud a true sideline-to-sideline threat.
As always, there were college announcements during the all-star game. The Huskers were not expected to gain any new commitments. Yet, there were a couple of announcements to watch. Dorian Green-Warren, a 4-star defensive back from California, had a Husker hat on the table. He ultimately picked Michigan over his home state USC Trojans.
Wisconsin star running back Jonathan Taylor elected to leave school early for the NFL Draft. The next running back to know for the Badgers committed on Saturday. Jalen Berger, a 4-star from New Jersey, announced he was heading to Madison.
It was a good day for the future Huskers that played in the game. Now the next phase begins as Corcoran enrolls at Nebraska this month and Greene arrives this summer.
Hoodie Bryce leads the charge.
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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.