Monday, April 16, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Justin Robinson

Tigerville, SC -- When Willy Korn concluded his two-year tenure as the starting quarterback for the North Greenville University football team, like many college seniors, his sights turned toward something he’d been dreaming about since he was a youngster – the NFL draft.

“You only have to find one person who really likes you,” Korn said about his opportunities at the next level.

After participating in pro days at Clemson and Coastal Carolina, Korn caught the eye of several NFL scouts, most recently one from the Green Bay Packers. According to Korn, the same scout saw him at both tryouts and hopefully, will be the one who ‘really likes him.’ “I don’t have any clue at this point what’s going to happen,” he said. “They’ve told my agent that they like me a lot, but that can mean lots of things. Right now, it’s the same as a high school kid being recruited by colleges. It all sounds great, but nothing matters until the offer is made.” (Korn was featured in an extensive story by Bill Huber from and published on

Korn remains diligent about being in shape should his NFL opportunity present itself. “I’ve moved home and am working with the strength coach at Byrnes High School right now,” he added. “Nothing is guaranteed; I just have to keep working and wait to see what happens in a couple of weeks.”

Korn, who was the first NGU offensive player to be named to the NCAA Division II Super Region Two Second Team, led North Greenville to an 11-3 record last season and a berth in the national championship quarterfinals. He set numerous offensive records during his two seasons in Tigerville and noted that playing for the Crusaders basically saved him. “When I came to NGU, I was pretty down because of the injuries I suffered at Clemson. I had lost my confidence, but the coaching staff at North Greenville worked me back into it, and I learned how to really just have fun playing football again.”

The 2012 NFL draft will be held on Thursday, April 26 with ESPN televising the first round selections. The second and third rounds will be Friday, April 27, and the fourth through seventh rounds will be Saturday, April 28. Or, you can follow the picks at

Willy Korn concluded that some of the quarterbacks projected to go in the draft are very talented, but he said that no one will outwork him. “I 100 percent believe that I can make an NFL team if I’m given the opportunity,” he said confidently. With that, Willy and a lot of his teammates and fans at North Greenville will waiting anxious to hopefully hear next week, “the Green Bay Packers select Willy Korn from North Greenville University in the {any round}.”