Norfolk Catholic star Ethan Piper officially signed with the Huskers on Wednesday. He joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" to discuss when being a Husker became a dream — and then a reality — and which of his traits stand out.
Piper said playing for the Huskers has been a goal for as long as he can remember.
"Probably watching Nebraska football as a little kid with my grandpa and dad," he said. "I don't have a solid memory of one day I just wanted to play for the Huskers. It's always been a thing for me."
Piper ultimately realized his dreams were within reach during his high school career.
"Playing high school football as a freshman," he said. "I was doing a little bit more than I thought I was going to be able to do. After that, I gained more confidence and hit the weight room harder.
"It really didn't become a reality until an Iowa football camp, which was my first football camp besides the local camps I went to. I went against some five-star athletes ... I was like 'Oh, I can do this.' It kind of clicked to me: 'all right, let's go for that Nebraska scholarship.'"
So how does Piper evaluate himself?
"A hard worker. that's probably my biggest trait. It doesn't matter if I pancake the guy, sack the quarterback or get knocked down," he said. "I'm going to get back on the line of scrimmage and give it my best shot every play."
Watch the full interview at the top of the article, and click here to read more about Piper.