Checks out Nebraska bowl practice

Bowl practices are a tremendous time to reach out to recruits in the area to invite them out to practice. For James Clark checking out Nebraska now was just an opportunity to get an early look at the Huskers before seeing them again in January.

New Smyrna Beach (Flor.) wide receiver James Clark was by to check out a Nebraska practice earlier this week. The standout wide receiver is widely considered to be one of the fastest players in the state of Florida.

"I was at one of Nebraska's bowl practices this week," Clark said. "I just took advantage of the opportunity to see one of their practices. When I take my visit there they won't be in season anymore. I am happy I got a chance to check it out."

The official visit to Nebraska isn't firmed up yet, but it is something that Clark and his family are planning on doing. Actually, Clark has three official visits planned in the month of January.

"It's still planned really, it's close to being set up, you know with recruiting you try and you know with recruiting you try and make it all work. It's not officially set, but we are planning on it right now.

"Right now I would say that I will be visiting Nebraska, Texas and Rutgers with my last three official visits. I don't have a Texas offer, but my coach said if I take the visit they will more than likely offer. I am going to go to Nebraska on the 11th, Texas on the 18th and Rutgers on the 25th."

What's interesting is that one of the best in Florida is potentially taking three of his five potential official visits to see Big Ten schools. That's fine with Clark who says that he's done the research on all of the schools to feel good about them in comparison to other schools and other conferences.

"I have gotten a lot of interest from Big Ten programs and when it comes to comparing the Big Ten schools to schools from the SEC I thought that they have compared favorably.

"I have taken official visits to Purdue and Northwestern. When I take my official to Nebraska I want to get a feel for the players and the fact that the University is really the only sports team in the state. I hear it's big time. I want to get a feel for the people, the campus and the academics."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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