Punter Commits to Longhorns

Ardey Kell, N.C., punter Corbin Daly earned an offer at Friday's Texas camp, and quickly committed to the Longhorns. See what he had to say about his time on the 40 Acres.

"I thought it went really well. I kicked real well," Daly said. "I loved the opportunity they gave me to come out here and show off my skills for the University of Texas. They told me that I could come down and kick well and impress Coach Brown and all the other coaches, Major Applewhite, and that it could potentially be mine, but I'd have to work for it. I couldn't just come down here and expect it to be mine."

Daly came in from Ardey Kell, N.C., with a reputation for a big leg, averaging 46.7 yards per punt, while pinning 25 of his 56 punts inside the 20. But the Longhorns wanted to see him display another skill before extending an offer.

"They told me straight up that I was going to have to come in here and directional punt," Daly said. "We practiced that today."

Texas has been looking for a pure punter in the class, and after Daly's impressive workout, the Longhorn staff extended an offer. Daly said he committed immediately.

"It feels fantastic," Daly said. I'm so excited. I can't wait.

"I've always loved Texas," Daly said. "When I was a kid growing up, I always told myself I wanted to play Texas. So it just finally came true, and I'm excited about that. I love this state, too. It's a heck of a state."

Daly said he was especially impressed with Longhorn head coach Mack Brown.

"He was a great guy," Daly said. "He is such a nice guy. He's a family man, and that's what I really like to see. I like to see that he cared about the family relations. That was big to me."

Daly's mother, Maria, traveled to Austin with Corbin and said she was also amazed at the opportunity.

"I'm still kind of in shock, but I'm tickled pink," Maria said. "Coach Brown was so nice. First time I ever met him, obviously. He's just a great man. Great opportunity."

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