"I will be going to Nebraska's junior day on Saturday," Bender said. "I haven't been in touch with anyone from Nebraska since Shawn Watson. Nope, not at all.
Bender is going to Nebraska this weekend with a lot more questions than answers about what Nebraska thinks of him. At the same time he's also started to concentrate more on schools that seem to be more interested in what he brings to the table.
"I don't really know. Basically since Shawn Watson has gone I haven't given Nebraska a lot of thought. Its exciting going to their junior day, doing the tour, but with all of the recruiting that they have done I feel like they are pretty much set (at quarterback).
"I would like to feel like I am not just another recruit to them. I want to feel like I am a player that is needed and that is not to sound selfish although I am sure that it does. I think that they are pretty much set unless I see something that stuns me."
While Bender has yet to receive an offer from a school he is getting national attention. It's generic stuff, but it's the volume of letters that Bender has been counting in comparison to Nebraska.
"I am just getting generic letters from those schools, but it's every day. I maybe get a letter from Nebraska once a week, but with the other schools it's constant."