Nebraska, Iowa and Iowa State competing for Carroll Kuemper defensive end Blaise Gunnerson

Carroll Kuemper defensive end Blaise Gunnerson's most recent offer was from Nebraska after he unofficially visited on October 20.

Carroll Kuemper junior Blaise Gunnerson missed the entire 2018 season due to a torn labrum in his hip. That hasn't affected his recruitment.

South Dakota State and Iowa State offered him a scholarship after the Cyclones camp in June. Iowa offered a week later after their camp and Minnesota offered a scholarship early October.

"It doesn't matter who offers me first," he said. "I understand that the coaches need to get eyes on you to see you in person first."

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end's most recent offer was from Nebraska after he unofficially visited on October 20.

"I got along really well with coach (Erik) Chinander," Gunnerson said of his visit to Nebraska. "I got to meet coach (Scott) Frost briefly but I am hoping to talk to him more. Memorial Stadium was really impressive. It was full and they were 0-6."

Gunnerson has two visits scheduled this month. Nov. 10 he will visit Notre Dame and Nov. 24 he will visit Michigan State.

Playing for a coach he can relate to is important to Gunnerson. In fact, it is one of the things he looks for when he visits campuses.

"First of all, I want to see what the players and staff are like and if I would get along with them or not," he said. "The head coach and finding out if I would have a passion to play for them is important along with academics and the basic football stuff like facilities."

Gunnerson said he will be 100 percent healthy in January, just in time for the busy camp season heading into his senior season.

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