Bender will attend Nebraska JR Day

Saturday could be interesting for Tay Bender from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southwest. There have been some questions by him about where he is actually at when it comes to Nebraska's big board. In fairness, there have been some changes on the offensive staff and Bender wants to hear about them. He would also like to find out what the Huskers think about him as a player.

Tay Bender will be attending the junior day at Nebraska this Saturday. Bender, a 6-foot-2 and 205-pound quarterback from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southwest will be making first contact with anyone from Nebraska since the change at offensive coordinator.

"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.

"Since Watson left I have been paying more attention to Kansas, LSU, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Cal, Michigan and Kansas State. I am just getting generic letters from those schools.

"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."

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