Cozart set to see Nebraska

In the signing day press conference this year it was emphasized how important the 250 mile footprint would be for Nebraska. It's clearly taken a hold of the recruiting strategy as Nebraska is trying to get as many of the DI athletes in that radius to visit Nebraska for junior day. This quarterback from Kansas is holding a Kansas offer and will visit Nebraska this weekend.

This weekend is going to be probably the best for the Nebraska staff in terms of the quality of talent that they are getting to visit Nebraska for junior day. Montell Cozart, a quarterback from Shawnee Mission (Kans.) Bishop Miege says that he will be in Lincoln this weekend as well.

"Yes sir, I am visiting Nebraska (for Junior Day)," Cozart said. "I am interested in seeing their facilities, meeting their coaching staff, see the offense and how I could fit in. I also want to feel the environment on campus and check out the academics."

Cozart went to the Kansas junior day last weekend and came home with an offer. He's actually being recruited by his old high school coach that is now part of the new staff that is at Kansas.

"I was at Kansas last weekend. Coach Tim Grunhard was my coach last year and he's at Kansas now. He took me under his wing and told me that I would be his starter. He believed in me and he brought out the best in me as a player. He's really like a second father to me."

While Kansas has extended the first offer don't think that it will be the last for Cozart. He is receiving interest from Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas State, Northern Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri. "I had to skip Missouri's junior day last weekend to go to Kansas. I am going to try and make it there sometime soon."

Cozart was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Kansas last year as a quarterback throwing for 2,448 yards and 31 touchdowns. He added another 550 yards rushing. "Academics are very important to me and my college decision. I am also looking at the environment of the school and I want to feel at home. I need to feel comfortable."

Cozart is just one of many that will be in Lincoln this weekend that BigRedReport is aware about. There will be a list of all of the known recruits tomorrow and we will be following up with all of the recruits throughout the weekend.

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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