"I remember that meeting like it was yesterday," Durkin said on a teleconference Thursday. "When you look at his stats and his film from high school, he was an extremely productive guy. That was all clear. When you spend two minutes with him, he's very mature for his age, hard-working, determined, has a great way about him. I made it clear to him right away that I wanted him here, I wanted him to be a part of this thing, he's going to be a guy we're going to build it around. And he's been that."