Husker Recruiting Donuts: Wednesday

Recruiting is heating up. Get the very latest on the happenings.

* Nebraska has identified a plan B option if 4-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat (No. 9 OT in the country) hints he is headed elsewhere. Nebraska has invited Vista Murrieta senior Corey Whitaker (6-foot-4, 265-pounds) in for an official visit this week. The senior currently has offers from Nevada, Fresno State, Idaho, and San Jose State. Oregon is also showing major late interest. Whitaker reports no offer at this point, but it's in the cards.

* At the same school as Whitaker, Nebraska has offered 4-star 2013 safety Su'a Cravens. The Huskers join a list of over 20 schools to already offer.

* According to multiple juniors BRR has talked to, the Huskers will host their first junior day February 12th and 13th.

* Husker safety offeree Devian Shelton, an Inglewood HS (CA) product, will take an official visit to Washington this weekend. He had debating between the Huskies and the Tennessee Vols, a school who offered just a day before his trip to Lincoln last week.

* Nebraska linebacker commitment Michael Rose got a call from new Kansas head coach Charlie Weis earlier today. Weis tried to convince the Under Armour All-American to officially visit this weekend. When Rose told him he's fully committed to Nebraska, Weis said jokingly, "I hope we play Nebraska and whip their a**!"

* Louisiana running back Devante Bourque will host Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini tomorrow afternoon. The Huskers are hoping to convince the current Tennessee commitment to at least take an official visit in the next two weeks. The only visit for sure scheduled is a trip to Miami.

* Nebraska cornerback offeree Raymond Ford, visited Utah this past weekend. "It went great. They took us tubing, we had great dinners, and toured the school. It was a great campus. I just liked everything about the school. The whole team and all the coaches were great to me. I'm definitely considering them." Ford says at this point he doesn't know when his decision will come, but he might be visiting Cal this weekend.

* US Army All-American Corey Thompson, a recent official visitor of Nebraska, looks like he has narrowed his choices. "Tennessee and Oklahoma State. That is what I think, but I could be wrong," said Wilmer Hutchins head coach Elzie Barnett.

* The Huskers have offered multiple juniors in the last few days. Including Wisconsin defensive A.J. Natter and Houston Yates linebacker Deon Hollins.

News from around the state

* Grand Island high school quarterback Ryker Fyfe has narrowed his choices to walking-on at Nebraska or taking a scholarship offer from Nebraska-Kearney. Fyfe says he is currently 50/50 on his decision. The 6-foot-4, multiple year starter, threw for over 1,900 yards and 20 touchdowns this season.

* Omaha Skutt Catholic high school tight end Matt Miller was offered a preferred walk-on spot at Nebraska, but look for him to pass it up. The senior told BigRedReport.com last night he was not the kind of person to pass up a free education. Miller has offers from multiple 1-AA schools.

* Bishop Nemnann school running back Cole Chvatal has decided to walk-on at Nebraska. The senior ran for over 1,200 yards this season – leading the Cavilers to a 9-1 record on the year.


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