Minter talks about Nebraska visit

It's a name that every Nebraska will recognize. Mike Minter Jr., a junior at Lincoln (Nebr.) North Star, is a standout cornerback and running back that has already picked up some DI offers. Ask Minter and he would say that it's his dad's preference that he stays in Lincoln. What were his thoughts about the game today?

Mike Minter is a 2013 recruit from Lincoln (Nebr.) North Star. The son of a former Husker, Minter said that this was his first game in Lincoln as a recruit and the first game in Lincoln in a while.

"I went to the game today," Minter said. "I liked it. It was nice. It was cool to see it behind the scenes than just going to a regular game.

"That was my first time there as a visitor and my first time to a game since I was young. I think my last one there was when I was 12. Before that, I was probably two or three."

Minter likes what he sees on the field, but admits that the Nebraska team is young. There is talent on the field, but there is a lot of inexperience.

"I think that they have a good team. Their cornerbacks are good, but young. There isn't a lot of experience at many of the positions on the field.

"They have a lot of offensive weapons. They are all young too. I think that Aaron Green is a going to be a good running back. I also like Quincy Enunwa, Ameer Abdullah, Jamal Turner, Kenny Bell and some others. They have a good young team."

Minter plays on both sides of the ball at North Star and said that he thinks Nebraska likes him as an athlete. He said that if he were to go to Nebraska he would like to try defense first.

"I play both side of the ball, running back and cornerback, I think that Nebraska likes me as an athlete. I think that if I went to a school like Nebraska I would want to play defensive back, but if I played at a smaller school I would try running back."

While an offer from Nebraska hasn't come yet Minter is holding two offers with a third that could be close behind. He is also receiving a lot of interest from other schools around the country.

"I have offers from Clemson and South Carolina. Alabama said that they were basically going to offer. I think that Nebraska is getting close, hopefully. Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and some others are recruiting me."

The opportunity to follow family to their school is embraced by some and shrugged off by others. Jr. says that his dad is hopeful his son ends up in Lincoln.

"That's what he really wants me to do and I like the idea of it too. If it worked out it would be good. I don't feel pressure to be like my dad."

The unofficial visit schedule seems to be week by week with recruits getting invites the week of the game in some cases. Minter is waiting to hear if he will be invited back by Nebraska and also might be setting up some visits to other schools soon.

"I don't know yet. They said that they would be sending me some things about upcoming games. I am supposed to email Oregon about a game and Tennessee said I could come to a game. I haven't scheduled any dates anywhere."

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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