Northern Illinois has heated up on the recruiting trail this week. First, talented safety Herbert Miller joined the Huskies and now linebacker Josh Corcoran has jumped on board as well.
Corcoran, a 6-foot-3 220 pound linebacker, is rated 3-stars by 247Sports and is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Minnesota. Corcoran chose the Huskies over offers from South Dakota and South Dakota State. Corcoran also had interest from schools like Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
Shortly after NIU offered Corcoran we caught up with him about his recruitment. When Corcoran was offered by NIU it is fair to say that he was ecstatic.
"I got lightheaded I was so excited. I can't really explain it, I just got light headed, almost kind of dizzy. My dad went there. Two of my aunts went there...My whole family lives in Chicago, it'd be fun to play there."
Corcoran had an impressive junior year at Lakeville South High School collecting 83 tackles, two forced fumbles, 4.5 sacks, and three blocked field goals. These lofty statistics earned him All Conference honors. He is a bulky linebacker who could make a move to defensive end at some point because of his size. Corcoran is great at exploding gaps and getting into the backfield to tackle the ball carrier. However, he could use some work in the passing game and not letting receivers get inside of him.
Overall, NIU fans should be very pleased with the recent success coach Carey and his staff have achieved on the recruiting trail. To further that excitement, watch Corcoran's Hudl highlights here: