Check out our transcript of the fan Q&A with one of the Husker commitments, tight end/defensive end Jared Crick. Questions by subscribers were relayed by phone, and Crick took the time to answer questions from the fans at BigRedReport.
BryanMunson:: Jared, how do you feel yourself fitting into the DL scheme in Lincoln?
[Andrew Bone] (Jared Crick):: scheme: I need to gain a couple of pounds/fit in the base defensive end position.
Blackshirts98:: Do the coaches want you to play DE like Adam Carriker?
JC:: I think so...a lot of hard work, but I think I can reach that level.
georgianhusker:: what is the biggest part of your game that you will try to improve before you get to Lincoln, Jared?
JC:: I would like to improve speed, get stronger. It's a different game and have to prepare myself for it.
entropy:: What surprised you the most during the recruiting process? And congrats on the offer from UNL.
JC:: The biggest surprise was the first offer in the spring--and the others, knowing I was wanted.
HuskerMo:: what will be the biggest challenge going from H/S to D-1 ball?
JC:: Biggest challenge: a lot faster, hit harder, a lot different, a lot more intense.
Bohunksker:: Is your family originally from the Cozad area?
JC:: Yes, originally from the area.
georgianhusker:: what's your best 40 time Jared?
JC:: 40: best: 4.8
waupaca:: Jared, what is your weight up to now?
JC:: weight: 245
HuskerMo:: What will be your ideal playing weight?
JC:: ideal weight: 245/keep speed--to still play TE.
BryanMunson:: By base end you are meaning a 5-technique, could you play inside at a 3?
JC:: I can play either, prefer 5 a little better.
Spud25:: Jared, which position would you prefer to play?
JC:: preferred position: Tight end. Both have advantages.
georgianhusker:: How tall are you Jared?
HuskerMo:: Has the other schools quit contacting you?
JC:: The majority have. Kansas still contacts. Some contact for track. Rice, Creighton, Illinois, South Carolina, Houston, a bunch of Texas schools (for track).
georgianhusker:: What's your favorite part of the game of football? The hitting, strategy, endurance, nastiness?
JC:: I like the hitting. It's a form of legalized violence.
Blackshirts98:: are you guys going to win state this year?
JC:: Hopefully...a bright future, a great chance to win it.
waupaca:: Jared, which position have NU coaches talked to you most about playing?
JC:: Recruited me for defensive end, but the tight ends coach wants me to play for him. Defensive tackle or tight end. We'll have to wait and see.
Blackshirts98:: have you ever met Chris Dishman?
JC:: I have met him...a couple of years ago. I have not really talked with him.
georgianhusker:: who's the best player that you had to compete against in state?
JC:: The best Matt May. Hard to name.
georgianhusker:: anyone know who Matt May is?
Blackshirts98:: Matt May is from Chase County. Pretty good sprinter too. His dad played at Wyoming.
HuskerMo:: Are you glad the whole recruiting process is over?
JC:: Kinda...Yeah, pretty much. I will miss the letters. Deep down I knew I was going to Nebraska.
georgianhusker:: what was it about Lincoln and the new staff that appealed to you the most so that you committed, Jared?
JC:: Coaching: Always being a Nebraska boy. I think I would be a perfect fit in the defense. Always wanted to go there...fit me perfect.
georgianhusker:: what month do you plan on getting to Lincoln to get settled in?
JC::Summer classes in June.
waupaca:: Jared, have you tried to contact any other commits to get to know them?
JC: I tried on the computer. Several don't have it. I tried Niles Paul as well.
Blackshirts98:: do you see yourself as a vocal leader? Or a lead by example kind of guy.
JC:: Lead by example. I'm kind of shy. People can watch me and learn.
DarthHusker:: Did Crick camp here, and if so, what'd he think of the volleyball campers?
JC:: I liked the camp. I went for one day.
HuskerMo:: How excited will you be with your first Tunnel walk?
JC:: I will be about excited as I'll ever be. As a spectator it gives you chills.
georgianhusker:: have you seen the new facilities yet Jared?
JC:: I have seen the new practice fields. I have not seen all, but enough.
Blackshirts98:: how often do you talk with the coaches?
JC:: About once a week. We text and call.
BryanMunson:: Is this the fulfillment of a dream to grow up in Nebraska and get to become a Cornhusker or is that overblown?
JC:: A fulfillment...to play...to actually be a Husker. I still have some goals when I get there.
HuskerMo:: Don't you have an ex-teammate that will walk-on this fall? Dreu Young? What are your thoughts on him?
JC:: Yes. He's a great player, one of my best friends. He will do great. Never quits. Happy to with him play again.
Blackshirts98:: what did the Kansas coaches say when you committed?
JC:: Not too much. Congratulations. Wished me good luck.
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