Nearly perfect visit?

Nebraska had only one official visitor this past weekend for the Fresno State game, but it was a big one. Evan Goodman, a standout offensive lineman from Lakeland (Flor.) and Arizona State commitment, was the lone official visitor. He just got back from a Notre Dame visit so how did Nebraska compare?

Evan Goodman, despite being an Arizona State commitment, is one of the most sought after offensive linemen in the country. Goodman took an official visit to Nebraska this past weekend.

"It was great," Goodman said. "I really liked it. The atmosphere was awesome. The fans were crazy. They are really dedicated. They remind me of our fans here at my high school."

The game against Fresno State was a tough game for the Huskers and in particular their offensive line. Goodman had a chance to sit down and talk to offensive line coaches Barney Cotton and John Garrison about where they see him.

"I know that their offensive line is kind of young. It sounds like there is some need for depth at either the guard or the center positions. He said that everything is open and I could come in and compete."

Goodman just got back from Nebraska, but the weekend before he was just returning from Notre Dame. How did those two visits compare?

"It was the fans and the people that were different. They people at Notre Dame aren't as up on football as the people at Nebraska. Notre Dame is a great school, but they aren't behind their athletics like they are at Nebraska."

Goodman said that there is only one thing that could have gone better, but the whole visit was good and he saw everything that he wanted to see.

"It was like a "9" or a "9.5". The only way it could have gotten any better would have been if I would have committed. Everything was good. I saw everything."

There are typically some expectations about coming to Nebraska from Florida and what you might or might not see. Goodman said that the trip surprised him and he really like the city of Lincoln.

"The whole visit surprised me. Nebraska really went beyond my expectations of the school and the state. It wasn't like I thought it would be."

Goodman isn't sure what is coming next in recruiting. The next thing he plans to do is concentrate on his senior season. He says that Nebraska is still in the mix, but ASU still leads.

"I don't know yet. I wanted to take those two trips for sure. I need to get refocused on our season now. Nebraska is definitely in my top five, like they were, with Arizona State still leading."

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's SuperPrep Magazine.
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