Future Husker

The Huskers basketball staff is on a roll. Ten days ago they picked up their first commitment in the 2011-12 recruiting class by getting Keith Coleman, a junior college power forward, to say yes to Nebraska. Now, the Huskers have added their second forward to the class by picking up Shavon Shields from Olathe (Kans.) Northwest.

Nebraska basketball has picked their second commitment in the 2011-12 class in Shavon Shields. Shields, likely a forward, was on an official visit this past weekend in Lincoln and came away impressed.

"I am going to Nebraska," Shields said. "I committed after the trip. I really saw myself fitting there the best and the environment that they have there. Of course there was the academic support center that my mom also liked."

Shields and his mom made the trip to Lincoln. Shields said that he came away impressed with the people in the program and also the academic and athletic facilities this weekend.

"We got back home yesterday," Shields said. "I really liked the players, the coaches and all of the people associated with the team. The facilities, the academic and the new practice facilities, were all really nice."

Shavon, son of former Husker great Will Shields, said that there really wasn't anything that he had to see this weekend or did see that he hadn't seen before. He did get a chance to see some of the expansion and upgrade plans.

"Not really I guess. I saw more of the Devaney Center for the first time; some of the hidden things that I guess that you don't see. They talked about the expansions and the upgrades. That was really cool."

While in Lincoln this past weekend Shields was able to get to the football game for the first half. He said that he was also able to catch up with the head coach of the football team for a quick conversation.

"We went to the first half of the Nebraska football game on Saturday. It was exciting; really great atmosphere for sure. I got a chance to talk to Bo Pelini. He's a really great guy."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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