Huskers will get visit

The Nebraska staff has been busy during the evaluation period and Jonathan Bullard has noticed the Nebraska staff at his school. By the numbers the Huskers should be taking at least two defensive ends and the Huskers effort has been paying off with Bullard. He says that he will take a visit to Lincoln.

Jonathan Bullard was happy to get back out on the football field. In the state of North Carolina contact isn't allowed in spring practices, but Bullard said just getting back on the field was good enough.

"We can't have contact during the spring," Bullard said. "It's kind of crazy, but it feels good to get back out there on the field."

Bullard has spent a lot of time in the off-season trying to get better. In particular he wanted to get stronger in the lower body so he could be faster. That meant a lot of time in the weight room.

"I really wanted to get stronger and faster. I was really focusing on my lower body strength. I have been going hard in the weight room. Lots of cleans and squats."

There was no way for Bullard to list off all of the schools that have been by Shelby (N.C.) Crest to see him. He said that the process has been fun, but can see it getting tiresome.

"So far I have seen Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Nebraska and a few more have been by to see me this spring.

"Right now I am getting used to it and having some fun with it, but I am sure that it's going to tire me out. It's alright though. It's part of the whole process."

Bullard is holding onto a dozen offers, but says that he has no favorites at this time. He does see a need to trim his list at some point in the near future.

"I am at 12 offers. I have offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina State, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Virginia and Vanderbilt.

"I haven't thought about my favorites at all. I am going to do that soon and probably come out with a top five or something."

Trimming his list is something that will require Bullard sitting down and doing more research on all of the schools. He knows what he's looking for in a school though.

"I am looking for a school with good coaching, likes me, gives me a great opportunity on the playing field and for academics.

"I know that people are going to be there to compete with, but I just want someone to give me that chance to come in and prove myself."

Many of the schools that have offered Bullard are fairly close in proximity to his home. Bullard says though that he's been told to go where the opportunities are the best.

"I don't want to go too far, but it's not a big thing for me. My mom wants me to go where it's best for me. If the best school is the furthest away then that's where I will go."

Bullard is a big, full defensive end with great speed off of the edge. He says that all of that together makes him a great defensive end prospect at the next level.

"I think because I am a bigger guy. I have that size and that 4.6-speed coming off of the edge. I have good strength too and I think those things give me an advantage."

The Huskers already had something going for them before the offer with Bullard. He already liked the Huskers and knows about their recent tradition to produce top defensive linemen.

"Nebraska is known for great defensive lineman and that's a big plus on them. They are definitely a school I want to visit. I am not sure if it will be an official visit though.

"It might be an official visit. I just know that I want to visit them. I liked Nebraska even before they offered me, but I am not saying that I am 100% sure I will take an official visit."

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