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There is little question that the Nebraska coaching staff is hitting the recruiting trail hard this year. There is a difference in the sheer number of offers. There was a difference in the number of junior day visitors that had offers. And, there are more players this year really considering Nebraska as a result. This player is a prime example…

The Nebraska coaching staff is really grinding on the recruiting trail this year. One of the players that they have set their sights on is Murrieta (Calif.) Murrieta Vista defensive back Su'a Cravens.

"I am just hanging up my letters right now," Cravens said. "I am hanging them up on my wall. There isn't any room left. I am not putting up all of the schools. I am starting with three, but we aren't all the way through them yet."

Cravens might be hitting the road later this month to check out a couple of PAC12 schools. These would be the third and fourth PAC12 schools he will have seen this year and likely his last trips until he starts taking officials in the fall.

"I am going to make some trips soon. I am going to try and go to Arizona and Arizona State during my spring break. It's the last week in March so in a couple of weeks.

"I have been to USC and UCLA already. Other than those two trips I probably won't make any other visits. I will probably just work out during spring break. I am probably done until my official visits."

The unofficial visits are more like official visits for Cravens who is trying to see as many schools as possible. He realizes that he only gets five officials and he wants to be as thorough as possible.

"On my unofficial visits I am treating them like my official visits. I only have five official visits so I have to get some unofficials in that are closer.

"I am looking at everything on these trips like the coaches, the campus, if they have my major and if I am comfortable there. Distance doesn't matter to me. I will go wherever I am a good fit."

The Nebraska coaching staff has been consistent in their effort and communication with Cravens. In fact Cravens says that he talks to the head coach from Nebraska every other week. Cravens also talks to a future Husker every day in school and he's encouraging Cravens to say yes to Nebraska.

"I have been talking to the head coach and offensive coordinator about every other week or so. We are building a relationship. Corey Whitaker told me when he took his visit there that it was amazing and I need to see it for myself. He tells me everyday to go to Nebraska.

"I already have an official visit set up for Nebraska so I won't be getting out there this spring or summer to see them twice. I am trying to see a lot of schools and Nebraska is already going to be one of my official visits. My coach set up a date, but I don't know what the date is."

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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