Mirko Jurkovic was the only commitment for Nebraska that was in Lincoln for their official visit. The 6-foot-4.75 and 272 pound offensive lineman from Bradenton (Flor.) IMG Academy got to Lincoln on Friday to start his official visit.
"I got there about noon on Friday," Jurkovic said. "We ate, I met some of the other recruits that were there, watch a practice and I spoke with the coaches. The staff is real excited about how I transitioned to tackle and are looking forward to working with me."
The next day Jurkovic got a chance to meet a couple of future teammates. All of the recruits got a chance to walk through the tunnel before the team and out onto the field. Jurkovic really liked that experience.
"On Saturday I met with Christian Gaylord and Jared Bubak. We got a chance to hang out before the game that morning. We went through the tunnel walk and went out onto the field. That was really cool."
One might think that a player is focused on his spot in a game. Not Jurkovic. He was watching other spots, but says that the Nebraska offense is still a good fit and that he will be ready to go when he gets to Lincoln.
"During game, I'll be honest, I don't focus a lot on the offensive line. I really watch the skill position guys. I'll be ready to go when I get there. The Nebraska offense is a good fit for me."
The Nebraska commit mentioned that a lot of schools were still in touch with him and he didn't rule out additional trips. After this weekend Jurkovic says that he is done and that he got to do everything he needed to this weekend.
"I am done with official visits. This trip was a '10' and I got a chance and do everything that I wanted to do."
The Huskers took a loss yesterday and one might wonder if a loss hurts them with a recruit. Jurkovic doesn't think that it does. He said that you have to keep everything in perspective about being a recruit and not being part of the team right now.
"I don't think that a loss yesterday hurt anything," Jurkovic said. "That is a game that day for that year. People have to realize that it's not your game and it's not your career. This team is also young."