"I really loved it!"

The Huskers had a good crop of recruits in this past weekend and while there might have been some more highly regarded than Vincent Valentine there is no question that Valentine could be a huge get for Nebraska. The Huskers were the first official visit for Valentine which is sometimes a negative, but Valentine had taken a number of unofficial trips. How did Nebraska compare?

Vincent Valentine from Edwardsville (Ill.) took his first official visit this past weekend. The three-star defensive tackle recruit visited Nebraska and is already back at home.

"I got to Nebraska on Friday," Valentine said. "I got a chance to talk to some of the people in the Business Administration department later that day because that is probably going to be what I major in.

"I was also able to watch Nebraska practice as they get ready for their bowl game. They had the music going and everyone was really excited and intense. I really liked the practice."

The next day for Valentine was more of an opportunity to really get to talk with the coaches and the other people associated with the program. He also got a chance to hang out with the other recruits.

"On Saturday I met with all of the coaches, the trainers, the strength and conditioning coach, the nutritionist and other people around the program.

"I took the tour later on that day and that night we went to the basketball game. I hung out with the other recruits that were in. I was with Jared Afalava, Raymond Ford and Torshiro Davis."

Valentine was out pretty early on Sunday morning because he's already back at home in Illinois. He did get a chance though to do a couple of things this morning before taking off.

"I sat in on the defensive line meetings. I also headed back into the locker room and got a chance to hang out with some of the guys before I left one last time."

This was the first official visit for Valentine however he has taken a number of unofficial trips up to this point. Valentine said that he had already been to see Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Northwestern and Illinois. How did Nebraska compare?

"Nebraska was just a great visit. I really loved it. It surprised me in a lot of ways. I was really amazed about almost everything that I saw while I was there. I've been to a lot of other schools on unofficial trips and nothing compares to Nebraska."

All of that praise and Nebraska still didn't get a perfect visit score from Valentine. He said that there were some down parts about the weekend where he felt like some more entertaining things could have been scheduled.

"I would say that the visit was probably a "9.5". It was almost perfect. I felt like the entertainment of the recruits was a little lacking at times, but that's it."

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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