Brandon Beaver took his first official visit this past weekend to Nebraska. The highly touted high school cornerback got in early evening in Lincoln and caught up with the team right before meetings and dinner.
"I got into Lincoln around 5:00 on Friday," Beaver said. "I got in just in time to watch film and eat dinner with the team. I went to Lincoln with my mom.
Everything started early on Saturday for Beaver who met with the academic folks at Nebraska followed by more team related activities. He said before the game they made their way back to the locker room.
"I met with the academic people on Saturday morning. I was also in meetings later that day with the team, saw the equipment room and then went into the locker room before the game."
Coming out of the locker room was when Beaver got to experience the tunnel walk. Beaver said that the fans lined where the players walked and already knew who he and the other recruits were.
"They were amped up in the locker room. It made me want to be out there. I got to walk out of the tunnel and that was really crazy. It's really loud.
"All of the fans knew who we were already. Coming out of the tunnel the fans were roped off and you could hear them yelling our names. It was crazy."
The Ohio State game was a late game carried on national television. Beaver said that the game day environment in Lincoln really left an impression on him.
"The environment is crazy. The fans were tail gating at 10:00 in the morning for an 8:00 game. Everywhere you look there were Husker fans and Go Big Red. Husker fans are something else."
Beaver rounded out his time in Lincoln with some more tours and some time with the coaches. The door is wide open for Beaver to potentially try and see the field early at Nebraska according to the coaches' feedback to him.
"On Sunday I finished up some tours and I had some meetings with the coaches like Bo Pelini and Corey Raymond. Coach Pelini told me about the tradition at Nebraska and that I could earn an early spot. Coach Raymond showed me some techniques."
After watching the game, talking to the coaches and taking it all in Beaver came away with a positive opinion on Nebraska. "Oh yeah, Nebraska could be a very good fit for me, but I do want to go and see other schools."
The visit got a perfect score, but he said that he would have liked to spend more time with his host, Jamal Turner. The late start time for the game didn't allow them to talk to each other a lot after the game was over.
"I would rate it a "10". It was a great visit. It was a great game. One thing that could have been better would have been spending some more time with my host. I would have liked to get hang out, but after the game it was so late."
Beaver has another visit coming up in a few weeks and after that he doesn't have anything else planned yet. He is planning on going through the whole process and making a decision close to signing day.
"I have a visit to Washington set for November 5th. I don't know where and when about my other visits yet. I plan on making my decision close to signing day. I want to take it all in."