Will they get to Lincoln?

Nebraska went out and signed a pair of very good junior college transfers this past February from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Chaffey College. Defensive back Daimion Stafford and defensive end Joe Carter likely could have been penciled into a rotation to see serious playing time this fall had they gotten to Lincoln in June. Will they get there in July?

Daimion Stafford and Joe Carter from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Chaffey Junior College are still not in Lincoln. The two junior college transfers who signed with Nebraska in February are still trying to get everything done academically according to their head coach.

"I definitely don't know their timetables," Chaffey Head Coach Carl Beach said. "I know that they were trying to get to Lincoln this summer for classes, but I am not sure what the exact date is."

Coach Beach went on to say that while he doesn't know when Stafford and Carter are leaving for Nebraska he does know that what needs to be accomplished for them both to leave Chaffey is in progress.

"I do know that both are taking the classes that they need to be taking right now to finish up. I don't know when they are supposed to be done though with that class."

Carter is a 6-foot-5 and 250-pound end prospect that would have two years to play two years in Lincoln. Last season Carter had 73 stops including 17 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery. Carter was committed to Arizona for much of last year before changing to Nebraska late in the process.

Chaffey team mate, Stafford, is a three for two player who could play either cornerback, safety or even the peso in Lincoln. Last year Stafford made 62 tackles including 35 solo stops and also added six pass breaks ups, five interceptions and three tackles for loss. Stafford committed early to Nebraska, but also considered offers from Florida and USC.

Both Carter and Stafford are two of at least four known academic issues stemming from the 2011 recruiting class. Along with Carter and Stafford there is Daniel Davie from Beatrice (Nebr.) and Charles Jackson from Spring (Texas) Klein Collins who are still wrapping up their academic issues before coming to Lincoln.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years, covering recruiting and football. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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