Since that commitment, Jurgens has made a name for himself around Nebraska for more than just his talents on the football field. He is also a very talented at track and field, where he is attempting to make a run at the state record in discus.
Jurgens sat down with Hail Varsity to discuss his most recent visit to Lincoln, his experience speaking with the new recruits and about possibly playing on the defensive side of the ball in Lincoln.
HV: You were in attendance at Nebraska’s spring game. Did you experience anything new on this visit versus your previous trips to Lincoln?
CJ: I think that the hype and energy for the future was represented well. All of the recruits were excited about what they saw and that just gets me excited for the future.
HV: You have been a part of the 2018 class for almost two years now. What has it been like to see this class gather steam and land so many prospects in the past two weeks?
CJ: It’s awesome to see how the class is shaping up. What’s really exciting is that this is just the start of it.
HV: Had you struck up a prior relationship with any of the visitors before the spring game or was that you first chance to meet them?
CJ: Will Farniok and I have a good relationship so we went around and got to know a bunch of the recruits there.
HV: You’re not just a talented football player. You have been the discus champ in Nebraska the past two years. What distance are you currently throwing?
CJ: I just threw 190 feet today in the discus.
Editor’s note: The all-class state record is 203 feet and six inches by Andy Meyers in 1989. Jurgens threw 196 feet and eight inches in the state meet last year.
HV: What is your current height and weight? Are you still being recruited as a tight end at Nebraska?
CJ: [I am] currently 6-4, 250 pounds. Nebraska wants me at tight end but I would be able to play at the defensive side also.
HV: Have there been any discussions between you and the coaching staff about playing defense?
CJ: Yeah, I have talked to them a little bit about it. As of right now I’m planning on playing tight end there.
HV: Outside of track events, do you have any plans this summer? Any camps you plan on attending?
CJ: For the most part this summer I’ll just be going to some football camps with Beatrice and playing a lot of summer basketball on ‘Team Beatrice.’
HV: Any final things you’d like to say to Husker Nation?
CJ: Go Big Red!