Paulus to Nebraska or SyracuseWe haven’t blogged a whole lot about the Greg Paulus situation here at Nebsports but tomorrow Mr. Paulus is expected to announce his decision. There is a 10 AM ET teleconference scheduled where Paulus is expected to pick between Syracuse or Nebraska.

I know some people are thinking why have Paulus here for one year since that is all the eligibility he has. However, the reason you take a kid like this is because it would probably allow both Latravis Washington and Cody Green to redshirt next year. I would rather have those guys on the roster for a extra year down the road and take Paulus to possibly be a backup then have to waste a year on Washington or Green.

In the end I don’t think we will even have to worry about it. I predict that Paulus will choose his hometown school and play for the Orange in the Carrier Dome.

Check back tomorrow and we will have a update up right when we hear what the decision is.


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Anterio Sloan commits to NebraskaCoach Marvin Sanders realed in a nice surprise on Saturday evening when 4-star cornerback Anterio Sloan verbally committed to the University of Nebraska. Sloan said everything just felt right after talking to Coach Sanders and they two connected very well. Sloan said that the pharmacy school at Nebraska also helped out as he chose the Huskers over offers from Kentucky and Texas A&M. He will be on campus April 18th for the Spring Game he told reporters.

Sloan is a 5’9 cornerback from West Helena, Arkansas. He made 50 tackles and intercepted five passes last year for West Helena Central, which finished 12-1 after losing in the Arkansas Class 5-A championship game.

Sloan joins Andrew Rodriguez  in the 2010 recruiting class. Both players are rated 4-stars by Rivals.

Welcome to the Big Red Family!


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Quincy Hankins NebraskaQuincy Hankins a 6’8 240 lb forward from Polk County Community College in Florida has accepted a basketball scholarship from Doc Sadler reports are saying this morning. Hankins averaged close to 16 points and 12 rebounds a game last year for Polk CC.

Other schools like Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, South Florida, and South Carolina were also recruiting him.

The Huskers are also recruiting Hankins’s teammate Lance Jeter who is a 6’3 point guard. I found it interesting that Jeter used to be a wide receiver on the University of Cincinnati football team. He says he does have some “football weight” to lose but once that is gone he will be “unstoppable.”


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David Oku enrolls at Lincoln EastWow, talk about a shocking development in Lincoln today as rumors begin spreading around that senior high school running back David Oku from Oklahoma has enrolled into school at Lincoln East. It had been rumored before that he was dating a girl that he met on his recruiting trip to Nebraska but nothing was for certain. Now it appears that it is indeed true and he has enrolled into school at Lincoln East.

Oku had eliminated the Huskers earlier in his recruitment but who knows where the Huskers stand now. We know that the Huskers are short on scholarships as it stands and they have already got a commitment from running back Rex Burkhead. Would Pelini and staff make room for Oku if he wanted to sign with the Huskers?


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Nebraska Recruiting ClassIt’s a big day for high school seniors today as they sign their letter of intent to the university of their choice. Things have been busy in Lincoln this morning as the fax machine has stayed hot with 17 LOI’s faxed in so far. Keep checking back as we will be updating the list as we hear of new ones coming in.

One player who verbally committed to the Huskers will not be joining the team as he was not able to get his grades up to bar. Deandre Byrd will be looking to go the JUCO route.

Confirmed LOI’s faxed in:

Brent Qvale
Cole Pensick
Cody Green
Dejon Gomes
Jason Ankrah
Jesse Coffey
Nick Ash
Rex Burkhead
Jeremiah Sirles
Thaddeus Randle
Andrew Green
Chris Williams
Brandon Kinnie
Dontrayevous Robinson
C.J. Zimmerer
J.T. Kerr
Eric Martin
Lazarri Middleton
Dijon Washington
Taylor Martinez

Keep checking back as we have a few more spots to add as the day goes on!


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Eric Martin commits to NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers finished up the football recruiting class on Sunday when they received a verbal commitment from linebacker Eric Martin. Martin is 6’2 and weighs 220 lbs at the moment. He had offers from Washingon, Washington State, Nevada, Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State.

Martin is rated as the 26th overall inside linebacker by rivals.com and said he picked the Huskers because of the coaching staff and the fact they they showed him love throughout the recruiting process. The Huskers were the first to officially offer Martin a full ride scholarship and he said that was a big thing in the recruitment.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Martin!


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Jason Ankrah chooses NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers picked up a huge commit in Jason Ankrah earlier last week. Ankrah asked that the info not be leaked out until he had a chance to contact the other schools and play in the Maryland Crab Bowl which happened this past weekend.

The Huskers needed to sign a big defensive end prospect and they got their man in Ankrah. Ankrah is currently 6’4 and 248 lbs. He was rated as a four star prospect by rivals.com. Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland and Michigan were the other colleges that had offered him scholarshps.

I’m kind of surprised that Ankrah chose the Huskers when he could have elected to stay closer to home where his mom would have preferred. However in the end he said that it was his choice and his family members whated him to do what he thought was best for himself.

The Huskers now have two or three spots left in this years recruiting class. Expect them to oversign by a couple players as there have been some rumors about past commits that might not be elegible due to academics.


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