Nebraska Recruit Reacts

Nebraska signee Blake Headley thinks the hiring of Darin Erstad is a great move. Why do you ask? Come inside for the answers. If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out.

It didn't take long for Nebraska baseball recruits to hear the news that Darin Erstad would be hired as the next Nebraska baseball head coach.

"My dad called me and told me the news. Or at least what everyone was saying," said Nebraska signee Blake Headley from Millard South. "I have met him a couple times and he seems to be a really nice guy. Obviously he knows his stuff with his experience as a player in the Majors. I'm excited to get the chance to play for him. It seems like he will turn the program around."

A three sport athlete at Millard South, one of the big reasons for Headley committing to Nebraska was because of former head coach Mike Anderson.

"I'm disappointed that I didn't get a chance to play for Coach Anderson, a guy who who lets you play at the highest level in college and sees that talent in you. It will be interesting to see what happens. It will be a good change, I think it's a good choice," said the infielder. "Everyone knows who Darin Erstad is. It's not like he is just some guy who played Major League Baseball. He was an All-Star and succeed in the Majors. I think recruits will really see it as a plus when it comes to Nebraska, that they will get to play for a guy like him.

"A lot of people have been talking about how he really doesn't have a lot of coaching credentials, but when you play in the Majors, you have to coach yourself a lot. You know the game of baseball. I think it's a great move."

Fox Sports also reached out to No. 1 high school baseball prospect Bubba Starling, a Nebraska commitment to get his thoughts on the hire.

"I haven't gotten to talk to him yet. But he'll be a great coach. I'm excited to play under him."

Stay tuned to Big Red Report and Fox Sports as we continue to cover this developing story.

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