"Yeah, I was there for Junior Day," Derby said. "I have an offer from Nebraska and I went there this past weekend for Junior Day."
Derby said that he got a good chance to spend some time with the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach while he was in Lincoln. He also got to meet a coaching legend in Lincoln.
This was the first chance for Derby to see Lincoln and really thought a lot about the facilities that he saw. He also came away impressed with the coaching staff.
"I hadn't been to see Nebraska before and the facilities there are really nice. You can tell they put a lot of time and money into them. Their coaching staff is great. I like them a lot."
The personal tour from the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach gave Derby a chance to really get to know Shawn Watson. He thought the weekend went well with Coach Watson.
"I liked talking to Coach Watson a lot. He's a great guy. I thought that we connected pretty well while I was there. He seemed interested and is a good coach; easy to get along with."
This junior day might be the only recruiting event that he can do in the early spring. He hasn't started thinking about spring games though.
"I haven't really started thinking about spring games yet. I don't know if I will take anymore Junior Days either because of basketball."
Derby is currently sitting on six offers. As a quarterback, he has equal ability to make plays through the air as well as on the ground.
Derby wasn't sure what his stats were for his junior season. However, he remembers how the season ended for him and his team. He also knew his honors from last year.
"I don't know what my stats were. We went 10-1 and we didn't win state, so I know that about last season. I was all-state, conference player of the year and I made the paper's player of the year."