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Texas P commit Corbin Daly interview

BON spoke recently with the kicking specialist take in the 2014 class for the 'Horns.

Erich Schlegel

The Longhorns have been averaging one kicking specialist take for every two classes over the last several years and so after taking Nick Jordan in the 2012 class, the coaching staff decided to extend a scholarship offer to Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell punter Corbin Daly in early June after a strong performance at the annual kicking camp put on in Austin. Daly quickly accepted.

BON special contributor Evan Massey caught up with Daly recently to talk about his pledge and his trade.

Q. Thanks for joining us today Corbin, how are you doing?

A. I'm very well!

Q. What made you choose to play football at Texas?

A. I have always loved Texas football and coach Brown is a great guy. The Longhorns are the biggest name in college football.

Q. What would you say is the most difficult aspect of punting?

A. I would definitely say it has to be the consistent drop of the ball and directional punting.

Q. Are you close with any other D1 players in particular?

A. Yes. I am friends with Drew Owens the right end at South Carolina and Justice Pickett, who played for Maryland last year. Romeo Okwara, who plays for Notre Dame. They all went to my High School.

Q. What are your team and individual goals for your career at UT?

A. Well obviously to win a National Championship and I want to be one of the best teammates on the Longhorns' team. I also want to be an All-Conference and All-American punter while I am there, but my team goals are to build great relationships with my teammates and former never-ending friendships.

Q. Who would you say has made the biggest impact on your career to help you get to this point?

A. Definitely my kicking coaches Mike Stricker and Chris Sailer.

Q. At what age did you begin playing football? When did you realize you had D1 talent?

A. Well I started playing football when I was 8 but I picked up punting going into freshman year and realized I had a God-given talent.

Q. What do you enjoy doing off the field? What kind of music do you listen to?

A. I love to fish and enjoy listening to country music. I like to be outside doing anything. I like to play baseball, too.

Q. What would you tell a young football player with D1 dreams to do?

A. To never give up no matter what happens in your life, things are going to come up to get you off your path, but just follow Christ and you will be successful.