Yesterday Nebraska showed Jordan Westerkamp how important he was to the 2012 class, by taking the time to pay a visit to his house. The Huskers were also going to do the same for linebacker Michael Rose this week, but it's been delayed.
"They are not coming until next week," said the Husker's first 2012 commitment. "Coach Garrison is the one coming out to talk with me. They were planning on coming tomorrow, but I have my football banquet tomorrow so it wasn't going to work.
One of the biggest recruiters in this year's class, Rose has been know for his efforts on guys like Vincent Valentine, Jordan Diggs, and Devin Fuller. Big Red Report asked if there has been any special uncommitted prospect he's been working on lately.
"No, not really," said Rose. "I have been just trying to talk to everyone I have a relationship with. It's not always been about recruiting and what not, but about their season and how their off season is going."
Rose, who was a frequent visitor much of the season, did not make it out to the last couple Husker contests. The Rockhurst (MI) HS product was focused on the end of his senior year. But it didn't stop him from paying attention and watching the games on TV.
"I think it was promising, especially the way they played their last game," said Rose. "It was their first year in the Big Ten, nobody can expect to just walk over everybody. It was a year of learning in a new conference - figuring out how to scheme against other teams."
Rockhurst finished the year 10-2 overall and Rose collected 99 tackles. Having the last few weeks off, he's come to the realization that high school football is over.
"I think it set in two weeks ago watching the state championship game. Not doing anything on Friday's has been weird," said Rose. "I'm eager to get to Nebraska, but I'm still wanting to finish my senior year. I'm in the process of getting ready for the Under Armour All-American game."