HIAWATHA, Kan. — The high school stadium is something out of a rugged football dream: Half-inch grass in the August heat, a two-foot crown at midfield and old, yellow goalposts that lean gently into the back of each end zone.
Defensive lineman Peyton Newell wreaked a lot of havoc on that field the past three years. More than two months ago at Big Red Weekend, he decided he'd try to wreak a little more in college at Nebraska. He committed to coach Bo Pelini, all of his assistants — including lead recruiter Rick Kaczenski — and even the 2013 recruiting class that had just arrived on campus. Pelini razzed Newell over that last group.