NU looks to sell recruits at new event -
Published Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 am / Updated at 3:39 am
NU looks to sell recruits at new event

LINCOLN — Ross Els wasn't initially sure how many recruits would attend NU's invitation-only Big Red Weekend. Now that NU expects close to 20 recruits to attend the new event, the Huskers' recruiting coordinator couldn't be more pleased.

“We've got some 2013 kids coming in and we've got some 2014 kids coming in, so it will be a good group,” he said.

Els created Big Red Weekend to give out-of-state players a summer opportunity to see Nebraska for a full weekend. Els and the staff also decided to involve the 2012 enrollees as well as six 2013 commits to help promote the team.

“The thing that I'm really excited about is the number of committed players that are coming back,” he said. “They want to be around the coaches, and we're real appreciative of that.”

Els said “family” is a big part of the team's sales pitch to incoming recruits. Els said he's had recruits tell him they feel accepted by Nebraska players, and that doesn't happen everywhere.

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Confirmed 2013 commits attending
(LB) Josh Banderas
(TE) Greg Hart
(LB) Courtney Love
(DE) Christian Lacouture
(DE) A.J. Natter
(G) Dan Samuelson

Uncommitted visitors graduating in 2013
(LB) Darian Claiborne
(RB) Terrell Newby
(OG) Zach Hannon
(TE) Jon Wisnieski
(ATH) Nathan Gerry
(DT) Toby Johnson
(LB) Marcus Newby
(OL) Sean Harlow
(QB) Joel Lanning

Uncommitted visitors graduating in 2014
(CB) Parrker Westphal
(CB) Cedric Collins
(DT) Peyton Newell

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