Better in person, Banderas gets offer

Nebraska debated whether an offer should happen in person or over the phone sooner, but at the end of day, Lincoln Southwest's Josh Banderas got his Husker offer. If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out on the details!

With a reported 50 prospects in attendance, Nebraska's junior day saw many story-lines created, but none bigger than the continuing one of Lincoln Southwest linebacker Josh Banderas.

In Big Red Report's N-Sider on Friday, we told Nebraska fans that Josh Banderas felt that an offer from the Huskers would be coming soon. That it wasn't "if," but "when" it came.

On Saturday, his words became true.

"We were walking down to lunch and Coach Els said they would like me to wait a little while and talk to Bo (Pelini)," said Banderas. "At that point, I sort of knew that I might be getting an offer. I was getting butterflies in my stomach.

"I was talking with Coach Els and JP (Coach John Papuchis) a little bit while we were waiting for Bo. It was like we were neighbors or something, I was just having a nice conversation with them about whatever.

"But then all of a sudden during my meeting with Coach Bo, he said they want to offer me a scholarship. I was nervous, had butterflies in my stomach, but it was cool."

The son of former Husker Tom Banderas, the 6-foot-2, 215 pounder made the Lincoln Journal Star's 1st team All-Super State in 2011, as Lincoln Southwest finished 9-2 in Class A on the year.

One of the biggest debates among Husker recruitniks as of late has been whether Banderas should have received an offer sooner.

"Bo said he was contemplating whether he wanted to tell me on the phone or tell me in person, but he would rather it be done in person and face-to-face," said Banderas. "I thought it was pretty cool, better than just getting a phone call at home."

The 2013 prospect will take junior day visits to Kansas State and Iowa State in the coming weeks, but doesn't know beyond that.

"We are going to honor those commitments, to take the trip and see what they have to offer," said Banderas. "But as far as camping and going on other visits. I don't want to necessarily say it's changed much right now, but we are just trying talk inside the family and get everything into consideration."

Stick with Big Red Report as we continue to monitor the 2013 recruiting class.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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