Huskers extend offer

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been showing a tendency lately to pursue junior college wide receivers. It's a position that the Huskers have been having some success at though when it comes to transfers coming in and contributing. With players like Brandon Kinnie and Stanley Jean-Baptiste already on the team the Huskers are looking at another junior college receiver from California.

Brandon Kinnie and Stanley Jean-Baptiste are not small receivers by any means for Nebraska, but they aren't like Anthony Denham. Denham, a 6-foot-6 and 215-pound receiver from East Los Angeles CC (Calif.) is dealing with an injury right now.

"I have been dealing with a hamstring injury," Denham said. "It's more of a strain than anything. It's really been nagging me since the start of fall camp or so."

Denham put in the work this summer to make himself a better player. He was working on a couple of specific things and believes that his hard work has paid off.

"I really worked hard this summer on my route running. I wanted to make my routes crisper and working off of the jam blocking. I think that I did well on those things."

There are about 10 schools that have offered Denham so far, but he isn't sure of the exact number and can't name them off of the top of his head. He's really focused on having a good season right now.

"I can't remember how many schools have offered. I can remember about 10 of them. There's Oregon, Nebraska, Minnesota, Georgia, Washington, Utah and some others.

"They all stand out to me in their own way because they are all big schools. I want to take my trips and make a decision. I really don't have a top set list of favorites."

Denham doesn't have any official visits set, but did mention five schools that he would like to visit. One of the schools that he would like to visit hasn't offered him yet.

"I do want to check out Oregon, Utah, Washington, Georgia and possibly Alabama. Alabama hasn't offered yet, but they are interested in me."

On his visits he would like to get a sense how the out of state players are treated. He is also interested in the graduation rate for the student-athletes and of course other things about the school and town.

"I am looking at how they treat the out of state players, the graduation rate, the campus and the community. Distance doesn't matter. I hope I can get a sense for things on my trips."

Nebraska didn't crack the list of teams that Denham would like to visit right now, but he won't rule them out either. The offer is relatively new and he has family in Nebraska.

"I actually got the offer from Nebraska just a couple of weeks ago. I didn't mention them in my list of schools to visit because I just haven't had a chance to look into that offer.

"They could be a school that I consider to visit because I have family in Omaha. My cousin is in Omaha. It's a distant cousin, but I know them pretty well."

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