How to salvage
Background: Had a phone interview with a firm I applied to 3 weeks ago. Recruiter was impressed with my background and skill sets.
Issue: I generally research all firms I apply to regardless of interest level. This particular firm fell through the cracks as after I applied to the job I got back more interview responses than anticipated. (Not an excuse, this was my mistake) I could not answer the recruiter's question on "Do you know what we do" Recruiter heavily emphasised while my credentials and skills were very impressive, recruiter stressed they were looking for people committed and interested in the industry, not just someone to fill the role. Recruiter gave me second chance to research the firm and industry and reply back if I was still genuinely interested.
Question: I went back and did my research, spent some quality time and I better understand what they do and where they fit in as a whole in the industry. I AM genuinely interested. How do I salvage and phrase my reply to the recruiter from this poor first impression I made?
To preempt any dupe votes:
This question is specifically on how to phrase my response to salvage my poor impression.
Other questions related to poor performances.
Any advice is hepful