Official Husker Locker Blog
2011 May 24
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL RECRUITING: The Big Board 5/24
1.) OT Andrus Peat (Tempe, Arizona): Peat will likely remain at the No. 1 spot on the Big Board until he commits, so stopping over at The Film Room to learn as about him might not a bad idea. He’s looking to take official visits in the fall, so strap in and see if someone further down can’t unseat the big man.
2.) QB Devin Fuller (Old Tappan, New Jersey): Fuller’s staying near the top for the time being as his commitment would give Husker fans a reason to breathe a huge sigh of relief regardless of what Bubba Starling chooses to do. He’ll be visiting Lincoln in the coming months, but no timetable has been made regarding his decision.
3.) QB Anthony Alford (Petal, Mississippi): Now an official member of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American team, Alford continues to get plenty of love from Nebraska. It’s quite possible that should Fuller or Alford commit, the other gets approached as an offensive athlete in the style of do-it-all true freshman Jamal Turner.
*NEW* 4.) DE Greg McMullen (Akron, Ohio): McMullen shoots up the charts and replaces Kaysville, Utah’s Troy Hinds for a couple of reasons. First, the love between the Huskers and McMullen is there and second, it appears that Jim Tressel’s current state of affairs isn’t helping Ohio State any. McMullen would be a huge get for Nebraska and might make way for another member of the Big Board in the coming weeks.
5.) DT Vincent Valentine (Edwardsville, Illinois): Big Vince shouldn’t be leaving the list soon barring a commitment. He would provide another potential future beast at defensive tackle and Nebraska is making it obvious that they’re interested in his services.
6.) TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (Rocklin, California): We recently chatted with Cope-Fitzpatrick and it’s clear that he wants to be able to expand his academic horizons along with his game. How long the trip is for his family to see him play may be the deciding factor. There appears to be a good relationship with Nebraska here, so there’s no point in tight ends coach John Garrison not keeping the lines of communication open.
7.) ILB Donavin Newsom (St. Louis, Missouri): The Cornhuskers do have a verbal commitment from linebacker Michael Rose whose addition to the class will be fantastic--If it sticks. There is still some concern that Rose might bolt at what he perceives to be a better offer. Having Newsom in the same class would help prep for the eventual loss of upperclassmen MIKE and BUCK linebackers regardless.
8.) OG Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, Missouri): Boehm has already previously visited Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers need to be ready to sprint to Lee’s Summit come month’s end. Boehm’s track calendar ends as June begins and his commitment might not be too difficult to get with solid effort considering the short distance to Lincoln and Barney Cotton’s track record with linemen as of late.
9.) TE Terrell Mitchell (Fort Scott, Kansas (Fort Scott CC): If Cope-Fitzpatrick decides to head elsewhere, Mitchell is a solid No. 2. Even if the California tight end isn’t a part of Nebraska’s class, there’s another tight end on the radar that might be able to ease the loss of Cope-Fitzpatrick and give the Cornhuskers a stud at the spot. More on him later.
10.) C Ty Darlington (Apopka, Florida): Ryan Klachko has been seen on YouTube doing things that you’d expect your average Nebraska offensive lineman to do in his spare time such as dead lifting 640 pounds. Initially, “The Mad Russian” might have been slotted at guard, but if he can pick up the center position for Mike Caputo’s departure follow this season, he gives the Cornhuskers a chance to regroup if Darlington doesn’t come through. If Ty does commit, Nebraska’s center position is stacked for the foreseeable future.
Dropped out: DE Troy Hinds
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