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4-Star Turner Corcoran Explains Why He Picked Nebraska Over Oklahoma

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LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 15: General view of the end zone marker before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Four-star offensive tackle Turner Corcoran surprised many people back in April when he committed to Nebraska over Oklahoma. Now, several months later, he has revealed what made him pick the Huskers over the Sooners.

In an interview on the Notorious B1G Podcast, Corcoran revealed that Nebraska "felt like home" to him each time he visited. Despite interest from Oklahoma and other top programs, he was "always thinking about Nebraska."

“It really just felt like home to me,” he said. “After every single visit that I took, it didn’t matter the school, I was always thinking about Nebraska, how it ranked up with them. I finally decided to make it official, finally be able to verbally commit, saying that’s where I belong and this is where I’m going to go. It really felt good to be able to commit before my senior season and focus on football..."

Corcoran made multiple visits between Nebraska and Oklahoma earlier this year, as well as the week before he made his decision. He took a trip to Norman in early April, only to visit Lincoln the following week and give his commitment to Scott Frost's team the same day.

He also had high praise for Frost, who he revealed impressed him as head coach at UCF, and was equally impressed by how the team recovered from their 0-6 start last season.

“...(Coach Frost) did a lot of damage when he was down at UCF. Before he got there, they went 0-12. He turned the program right around and they went 13-0. They had a really good season down there. They were off to another rough start last year. They were 0-6 and then they turned it around. You could tell by the way that they were playing that the future is pretty bright. That’s the place that people want to be. That program is going to be turned around soon.”

247Sports ranks Corcoran as the No. 32 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 4 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Kansas.

Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports noted in Corcoran's scouting report that he draws a pro comparison to All-Pro NFL tackle Lane Johnson.

Oklahoma fans will no doubt be disappointed to miss out on Corcoran, but there's still plenty of talent set to join the Sooners in 2020.