'Great Atmosphere
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‘Great Atmosphere,’ Time with Position Coach Highlights for Sorensen

September 29, 2019

Nebraska had been looking forward to this weekend’s matchup with Ohio State for quite awhile. There was an energy and buzz all day in Lincoln. The pre-game atmosphere was as good as ever. Thing ultimately didn’t go so well for Nebraska on the field. Still, there were over 60 recruits on hand to take in the event. 

One of those recruits was 2021 defensive end commit RJ Sorensen‍. The Florida native enjoyed his first trip back to Lincoln as a commit. 

“It was amazing,” Sorensen said. “The thing I was looking forward to the most was game day atmosphere. It was a great atmosphere.”

I spotted the future Blackshirt on the field early during warmups checking out the defensive line group with his dad. Sorensen said that it was good to see those drills up close because they are very similar to the ones he currently uses with his coach. That helps him envision himself as a Husker.

He also got a plenty of time with his future position coach, defensive line coach Tony Tuioti.

“It’s always good to talk with Coach T,” he said. “We are continuing to build our relationship. I really got to spend some time with him on Friday night watching some film with him and my dad.”

It’s always a pretty neat situation when a prospect gets to sit down with his future coach and break down the game. There was plenty for Sorensen to learn during that time with Tuioti. 

“Some things we talked about was situational football,” Sorensen said. “Like knowing if it’s first or secnd down that you have to play the run first. If it’s third-and-long. then you can go rush. Then if it is third or fourth and short, know they will try to get you to jump offsides.”

The first commitment of the 2021 class did get a chance to talk with the other commits in town. He spoke with Teddy Prochazka who committed to Nebraska on Saturday. Sorensen also put his peer recruiting hat on and spend time with Iowa defensive end/outside linebacker TJ Bollers. 

The game obviously didn’t go as Nebraska planned. Sorensen took a long-term view when reflecting on that. 

“It’s only Year 2 of what Coach [Scott] Frost is trying to rebuild at Nebraska,” he said. “Once he starts getting more of his guys in there, then Nebraska will be on the winning side of games like that.”

Sorensen and family aren’t 100% sure if they will make it back up from Florida for another game this season. If they do, it will be the Iowa game. If not, they plan on attending the spring game next April. 


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