Maybe, maybe not

The Huskers are definitely in the market to nab a kicker this year. Over the past two weeks the Nebraska staff seems to have been zeroing in on some guys. This past Saturday an offer was extended to this kicker from Florida, but ended up committing to another school on the next day. Can Nebraska possibly get a visit or is it time to move on, again?

A name that has hit the recruiting radar for Nebraska fans is Mauro Bondi. Bondi, a combination kicker from Boca Raton (Flor.) West Boca Raton is a new commitment, but it might not be over yet.

"I committed to Wake Forest on Sunday," Bondi said. "Nebraska contacted me about two weeks ago. They me on Saturday and since the first time we spoke to the point they offered on Saturday they have gotten more and more interested in me."

Now the question is, especially following a school visit today by Nebraska's head coach Bo Pelini, is will Bondi take that one last visit to see Lincoln?

"I don't know. I am thinking about it. Coach Bo Pelini was at my school today, but I am still not sure. I really don't like to be in this situation. It's good, but it's confusing."

Bondi has had to wait to get some attention when it comes to recruiting, but it's clear that an offer from Nebraska has opened his eyes somewhat. To be clear, he's 100% satisfied with Wake Forest, but he wants to make the right decision.

"The offer from Nebraska definitely catches your attention. In recruiting you don't want to rush to a decision. I really like Wake Forest and I am committed there. I need to make sure I don't make a mistake."

What makes Bondi so valuable is the fact that he's a combination kicker. Bondi claims that he can do all three. That is he can placekick, punt and kickoff.

"I did all three in high school and that is why Nebraska has so much interest in me. I went 7-for-11 for field goals. My longest was 44 yards and last year it was 51 yards. All of my field goals are off the ground. A lot of my misses were because of either bad snaps or holds.

"I averaged 43.2 yards per punt this last year. On kickoffs, I was 45-for-50 when it came to touch backs. Only five of mine didn't go for touch backs and on those nights there was a strong wind right at me on my kickoffs."

Nebraska loses All-American kicker/punter Alex Henery and kicker Adi Kunalic to graduation. All of the kicking jobs are up for grabs and at the top of Bondi's list is the chance to play right away when it comes to picking a school.

"Playing early is definitely at the top of my list. I don't want to sit on the bench. I am going to pick a school that is going to at least give me a chance to start. I know that."

What Bondi doesn't know, in the end, is if he will visit Nebraska. Bondi says to check back with him later this week. "I will know either tomorrow or Thursday."

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