Joseph hits the Southeast hard this week

It wasn't just the first week of spring practices for new Nebraska secondary coach Terry Joseph. The former Tennessee coach was hitting his old recruiting stomping yards hard.

The offers keep going out by new Nebraska secondary coach Terry Joseph. Over the last few days, multiple players in the state of Georgia heard from the former Tennessee coach and so did a Florida wide receiver.

On Friday, it was Milton high school (GA) defensive end Carl Lawson. The nation's No. 17 defensive end confirmed to Big Red Report that he's definitely interested in the Huskers. The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder recorded 87 tackles and 15 sacks in 2011.

Currently the junior has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, USC, and Georgia Tech to name a few.

In Florida, a fast rising wide receiver informed Big Red Report he had from Nebraska.

"I got an offer from Nebraska. It was Coach Joseph to offer me," said Stranahan wide receiver Dionte Taylor. The junior had 32 tackles and four touchdowns in 2011. "I have offers from Eastern Michigan, Boston College, Duke, Marshall, and Miami of Ohio."

Back to Georgia, the Huskers have targeted a very talented 3-star guard in Brandon Kublanow.

"I did get an offer from them," said the junior. "I really don't know much about them at this point."

The nation's No. 10 player at his position has offers from Florida, Georgia, South Florida, Wake Forest, and Clemson to name a few.

"Kublanow may not be as big as some of the most coveted OLs today, but he is big enough, and he is definitely tough enough," said Fox Sports National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons. "He is an intense lineman that loves to finish his blocks. He plays with an edge, he knows how to lock his hands in on his opponent, and once his hands are locked in, it is over. He moves his feet well and he is very strong at the point of attack."

In addition to his work in the Southeast, Joseph has also targeted another player in the Bayou State.

Louisiana tight end Desean Smith, the nation's No.8 tight end was extended an offer on Wednesday.

"Smith is a very good pass catching tight end. He is a very fluid runner and he has shown great body control when the ball is coming his way," said Simmons. "He is still lean, so he needs to add weight, get stronger, and really add blocking to his game as a tight end. He excels in getting in space and catching passes, but he needs to improve on blocking and getting off the ball when someone lines up over him."

Currently the junior lists high interest in LSU and Alabama, who have both offered.

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