All along the way, Raytown (Mo.) South point guard Corey Hilliard wanted the chance to prove himself at the highest level. Friday afternoon, during an unofficial visit to Nebraska, the 6-foot-1 floor general decided that he'd seen enough.
After touring campus, meeting with the staff and discussing the Huskers future in the Big 10, Hilliard was ready to pull the trigger.
"Nebraska is where it is," Hilliard told Rivals.com. "The reason why I picked Nebraska is because the coaches made me feel very comfortable."
Playing during the summer with KC Pump 'N Run, Hilliard impressed coaches with his physical style, speed and ability to make things happen at the rim. He can score in transition and has a body that should be ready for college ball.
"I liked what they have to offer for me academically and athletically," said the three-star point guard. "I just felt that it was the right decision for me."
The fact that Nebraska is so close to his Kansas City area home didn't hurt and most importantly, Hilliard feels like he'll have a chance to step in and play extended minutes from the start.
"I'll play point guard," said Hilliard. "I have a chance to start my freshman year."