Posted On: 11/19/18 6:32 PM
This past weekend was the first time I have seen Carson since he committed to the University of Virginia. The first time I actually saw him was when he was in 8th grade and at that time he had high major written all over him. He helped his Greensboro Day team go 2-0 this past weekend at the Phenom National Showcase and I was able to catch up with him about various things.
First we talked about how his summer went, “The summer was good, I had a really good summer, it was the best summer that I have had so far. AAU wise, my recruitment picked up a lot that summer and it was good to get the commitment out of the way because the recruitment process can be a struggle and it can be really really stressful on you so it was good to play well in front of the coaches that were looking at me. Defensively I thought I made some big jumps too and thought I shot the ball well but overall it was great getting the commitment out of the way.”
It is very early in the high school season but through three games his team is 3-0 and he likes how they have started, “Defensively we have gotten a lot better each and every game. In the first game it was pretty good. This summer we thought the defense was not as good as we thought it needed to be. We have made jumps defensively and I thought offensively we have been good so far and I think we will be all year. Defensively if we want to win a state championship we have to continue to get better.”
Like he mentioned above, he is relieved that he got his college commitment out of the way and he explained why he chose Virginia, “It was just a perfect fit. I started having a great relationship with the coaching staff right away. Both me and my parents felt really comfortable, my friends and family thought it was the perfect place for me so really I did not see a reason to sit back and wait for any other schools.”
When asked how how he expects to be used in Virginia’s system, he said, “Kyle Guy is someone that I watch a lot, I watched him a lot in practice and I saw them scrimmage Villanova. They want me to pay attention to Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy, people like that because those are the type of people that play the positions that they will put me in as I grow into the program.”
Carson was originally in the class of 2020, he then reclassified into the class of 2021 and now that he has college decision out of the way, there is some talk about him maybe going back into 2020, “Right now I am 2021, and I am going to play the season out and not worry about any of that right now and once the season is over, I will sit down with Coach Johnson, my AAU Coach and my family and decide what is best for me.”
Obviously McCorkle has a lot of unfinished he wants to take care of before he graduates high school and he talked to us about some goals for this season “I want to win a state championship. I think we have the talent to get back to Geice Nationals, it is going to take a lot more than just saying we want to get there but I think we can win a state championship and get back to Nationals so those are the two big goals the team has this year.”