Getting To Know: Corey Young

The Shrine Game wasn't supposed to go like it did for Corey Young. Young ended up injuring a knee that required surgery. Fortunately for him and Nebraska he is ahead of schedule and wants to come in ready this summer to challenge for playing time and fill a need. A need that Young could fill immediately. This is Corey Young, one on one.

Name: Corey Young
School: Millard (Nebr.) North
Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 195
40-time: 4.4

Position(s) played last year: Running Back and Cornerback

Stats: 126 attempts for 1,670 yards and 22 TDs (13.3 ypc average), 2 receptions for 104 yards and 1 TD (52 yard average), 5 kick-off returns for a 19.2 yard average and averaged 16.6 yards per punt return.

Honors: First team all-state by Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald

Official Visit Date: December 9

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "I liked the intensity of the practices and I liked how everyone on the team got along for the most part. I liked the coaches. They really treated you with respect. I liked the facilities too. I thought I would go out of state for school. I always kind of wanted to get out of Nebraska. It was the tradition of the school and of the team."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "It was also getting the early opportunity to come in and play. It felt like the best situation to put myself in. I am going to play safety."

Other schools considered: Iowa

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Football of course. That and just getting started with college; moving on. I want to try and make an immediate impact. If I have to redshirt then I have to redshirt. It's no big deal."

Funny recruiting story: "There weren't any funny, unknown stories with me."

Number desired: "If I play defense I want to wear "3", because Harrison has that on offense. It's my favorite number and I wore it growing up. Right now I don't know anyone that wears "3" and that's the way that I like it. I am not one of those kids that wants to wear a number because someone wore it back in the day. I mean I look up to people, but I am not going to wear their number trying to be them. I also like "24"."

Message to Husker Nation: "Wow, that's tough. I'd probably write something out and prepare for it. To the fans, I hope that I make them proud and represent their tradition. It's been there for so long. I hope that I don't let them down."


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