It is all good news this Thursday evening as we have learned that a speedy wide reciever from Louisiana has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska. Curtis Carter a 5’10 wideout from Stonewall, LA took his official visit to Lincoln last weekend when the Huskers lost to Texas Tech but the loss sure didn’t hamper his experience and everything that Nebraska had to offer.

I was reading a message board tonight when Curtis’s father posted “Very good news coming soon” and I knew right away that Curtis picked the Huskers. He also had offers from Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri and TCU. One reason he said that he decided to pull the trigger was quarterback commit Tyler Gabbert. He had been texting back and forth with Tyler through the week and when Tyler assured him that he would be coming to Lincoln, Curtis decided to call the coaches and give them his pledge.

Carter is a very speedy wide out that can really spread the field for the Huskers. It will be exciting to see him in Husker red and see what he can do out on the field!

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Anterio Sloan announced Sunday afternoon that he was opening up the recruiting process once again. Sloan said that he is no longer a Husker commit and is getting a lot of attention from three particular SEC teams. Auburn, Kentucky and Mississippi State have been sending Sloan a lot of mail and really showing him a lot of attention where as it seems the Husker coaching staff has really slowed down on sending him mail.

Sloan is a pretty good corner back that I would like to see where a Husker jersey. He is the 21st rated corner back in the country on Rivals. Sloan has said that the Huskers are still in his top four so hopefully he will still make a trip to Lincoln and check out the campus and take in a game.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers received a verbal commitment from Donovan Vestal on Saturday as Vestal announced his college decision on the day of his birthday. Vestal is a defensive end from Arlington, Texas and is the first commitment in the 2010 class from the state of Texas.

Vestal said that he struck up a big relationship with coach Beck and coach Papuchis which played a big role in his commitment.

Vestal chose the Huskers over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Rice, SMU, and UTEP.

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Nebraska NewsGood afternoon Husker fans! I haven’t had a lot of time to blog this week but thought I would throw something up now before I leave for a weekend get away to Denver. All in all it has been a pretty good week for Husker athletics with the football camps going on, football commitments, the baseball draft and Tom Osborne staying on indefinitely as athletic director.

I’ll kick things off with the big news of Osborne saying on as athletic directory indefinitely.  Originally, the agreement between Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Osborne stated that Osborne would serve as athletic director until June, 2010. This is big news for Husker athletics as he has really got things going in the right direction. We will just have to remember at some point, Osborne will have to step away from the University and a successor will be hired. I expect that to happen in the next three to five years.

The football camp has been going on at the University with players from all around the country attending. The economic crisis has limited some players that would have normally attended but all reports I have read have been good about the camp. The Huskers even picked up their first commitment for the 2011 class as instate prospect Ryne Reeves from Crete gave his verbal commitment after being offered by the coaching staff. Reeves could be a great player for the Huskers in the future!

The Major League Draft has also been going on this week. Even though the Husker baseball team didnt’ have the season that they wanted, they have seen some players get drafted so far. So far Mike Nesseth (10th round – Angels), Jeff Tezak (24th round – White Sox) and Adam Bailey (38th round – Yankees) have been drafted.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and we hear more football recruiting news soon!

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Tyler Gabbert NebraskaThe Nebraska coaching staff hosted quarterback Tyler Gabbert earlier in the week for an un-official visit and Gabbert has committed to the University of Nebraska! We have all heard the name Gabbert as it was just a few years ago when older brother Blaine Gabbert committed to the program before switching and signing with the  University of Missouri.

It be interesting to possibly see Blaine vs Tyler in a Big 12 game in the future?

Tyler will be part of the 2010 signing class and he will be trying to recruit other high school players in joining him in Lincoln. Let’s hope he can help the coaches out and get some more guys interested in Nebraska!

Welcome to the Big Red Family Tyler!

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Keeston Terry commits to NebraskaThe Nebraska coaching staff received a nice call Thursday evening as four star wide receiver Keeston Terry told them that he would like to be part of the Nebraska Football program and the University of Nebraska. With the verbal commitment of Terry, the Huskers now have three four star recruits according to Rivals.

Terry is from Blue Springs, Missouri and had offers from most of the Big12 North schools as well as Stanford and Wisconsin. He is currently 6’2 and weights in at 179. The Rivals 250 prospect is ranked as the number 35 wide receiver prospect in the country.
He had 50 catches for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Terry!

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Greg Paulus chooses SyracuseThe idea of playing in his hometown and in front of his family was enough for Greg Paulus to choose Syracuse over Nebraska. This morning the former Duke point guard held a teleconference through the Duke this morning where he announced his decision.

“I had a great visit there,” Paulus said. “Nebraska is a place where there is so much tradition. There are great people there. I had a great visit with coach (Bo) Pelini and spent a lot of time with their guys and coach (Shawn) Watson, their offensive coordinator.

“(But) my heart and my gut told me that Syracuse, I felt, was the best place for me.”

Paulus will have a better shot at playing time for the Orange as they are down to two quarterbacks right now. He will be working on his advanced degree in broadcast journalism at the university.

We wish Mr. Paulus the best of luck at Syracuse!

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