On Saturday, 4-star (HV Rating: 94.1) offensive tackle Turner Corcoran publicly announced his commitment to play for the Huskers. There is the great story of how he told the staff he was going to be ‘N’ while at Watering Hole in Lincoln. Plus, I gave my 5 thoughts on the commitment and explained why it’s such a big deal.
In addition to all that, I got Corcoran’s thoughts on a range of topics. He did say that while he is a rib guy in general, he would rate the wings at Watering Hole as an 8.8 or 9. We talked about why Nebraska was the place for him, being a peer recruiter and more.
Thank you, Go Big Red #committed #GBR pic.twitter.com/yCUOtcGi3A
— Turner Corcoran (@turnercorcoran) April 13, 2019
Here is the Q&A:
HV: What was it about Nebraska that made it the home for you?
TC: This sounds cheesy but it was everything. It’s all about the people. The program and players with how inviting and welcoming they are. I talked to [Matt] Farniok yesterday before the game. He was like, “Dude, are you gonna commit?” I told him yeah and it was really fun to see his reaction. He was great about it. He’s a great dude. I really like him, he’s awesome. They were really cool about it. It’s really about the people and how welcoming the whole staff is. It really did feel like another home to me.
HV: When the other recruits in town that you knew found out, what was it like?
TC: Blaise [Gunnerson] and Xavier [Watts], their eyes popped out of their heads like, ‘No way, congrats!’ Alex Conn is from Derby, Kansas, so he’s a Kansas kid like me. So, we are close. It was really cool to see those guys have my back in the situatio, too.
HV: After your committed, what was it like being a peer recruiter?
TC: So it was me, Xavier and Blaise. We were close together and walking out to the field. The stands weren’t too full yet. I just go, ‘Give it about 30 minutes. This place is going to be packed. This could be ours fellas.” I don’t know how to recruit and I tried my best yesterday. I was talking to Alex constantly. I was talking to Logan constantly even though he’s already committed.
HV: What was it like to get to be around Logan Smothers while in town?
TC: It was great. We were smiling the whole time. It was great to be around him. When I first met him, I was walking through the hallway and saw Coach V [quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco] and they were in his office. I saw him with him in there and just said, “Whats up fellas?” Coach said congrats and everything like that. I talked with Logan a little bit plus his dad and brother.
HV: Do you plan on being an early enrollee?
TC: Yeah, that’s the plan.
HV: Do you have an idea about a major?
TC: I don’t know yet. I really want to go into coaching when I’m done playing. Whether it’s at Nebraska or any other Division I or II or high school. I want to be a coach one day.
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.