McKewon: Self-paid trips make recruit visits hard

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — In 35 years of living or working in this state's four biggest cities — Omaha, Lincoln, Memorial Stadium and Grand Island — I've learned most Nebraskans are pragmatists. Ross Els, native Nebraskan and the Huskers' recruiting coordinator, certainly isn't above practicality.

He likes the caliber of players coming for the Big Red Football School camps, which start Friday with quarterback and kicking academies. Thus far, the list of players who plan to attend the June 15 Big Red Weekend stands up in quality and quantity to last year's bunch, which included 2013 signees Nate Gerry, Zach Hannon, Marcus Newby and Terrell Newby.

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