Matt McClure: His explosiveness. He was a guy that had tremendous big play possibility. Between his junior and senior year, I bet he had 15 runs over 50 yards.
What do you think will be the biggest transition for him moving from the high school game to the Big 12 Conference?
Matt McClure: He was pretty dominant high school-wise. I think the biggest thing for him will be accepting the challenge of playing with players equal to his ability. And just being able to gain more strength and those type of things, as well as pass protection, that kind of stuff.
Do you think he has a chance to make an instant impact or will there be an adjustment period for him?
Matt McClure: I really think he has a chance to make an instant impact. He's a smart football player. I've coached here for two years. When I got here, Corion was becoming a junior. The quarterback that year made the comment that Corion knew the offense better than he did. He's a very smart football player, so I think that's going to lend him to being able to play quicker, because I think he'll do a really good job of grasping the offense.
Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
Matt McClure: (OSU assistant) Coach (Jemal) Singleton did a really good job recruiting him. Texas the last few years has had some really good running backs. They were all young, so I don't really think there was a place for him to go. Texas A&M recruited him and offered him. He went down there (to College Station), and just didn't feel it was for him … When he went on his unofficial visit to OSU, he liked it, he liked the coaches. I think coach Singleton is probably the primary reason, to be honest.
What do you think he is capable of accomplishing over the course of his college career at OSU?
Matt McClure: It's hard to say, but I think the sky is the limit for him. I think he's really going to be a good weight room guy. He needs to accept the challenge of being in competition with guys that are equal or better than he is. But the thing he can do, besides run the football, is catch the ball really well. I think that's what really got coach Singleton excited watching him in the spring, how he caught the football. And that's a really big part of their offense.
What will you remember the most about coaching him?
Matt McClure: I thought he was really dependable. I think nowadays that's important. He's missed one day of school since I've been here. He's not missed a workout. He's not missed a Saturday film session. And he was very durable … I think he's missed two games the whole time I've been here.