Set to see Nebraska, again

A.J. Natter a standout defensive end from Milton (Wisc.), is headed to see Nebraska again in a couple of weeks for the spring game. This will be the fourth time that Natter has been in to see Nebraska. What's he looking at specifically the weekend of the spring game?

A.J. Natter would be a huge get for Nebraska. It's a great sign that Nebraska was able to host him for their junior day, but the Milton (Wisc.) defensive end will be back in Lincoln for the spring game in a couple of weeks.

"Yes, I am going to Nebraska for their spring game," Natter said. "The last time that I was there was for their junior day. I want to see their spring game. I heard it's a crazy time. I have seen games in Lincoln before. I went to the Washington and Iowa games last year.

"I really want a chance to connect with the players and the coaches a little more on this visit. I also want to get that game day environment feeling again. It won't be the same as the season, but I just want to see some contact."

This visit will be different for Natter, hopefully. Not that his previous visits to Lincoln were bad, but he's looking for a different angle. All of the other visits have been very structured. He's looking for more a slower paced; soak it all up type of visit.

"We are planning on going down for two days, maybe a day before, and the last time I was there it was more of a business tour. We are always on a tour, watching something, seeing something and I really want to get a feel for how comfortable I am there.

"I want more of a casual visit and not worry about recruiting. When I go to school it's going to be for four or five years of my life and I want to be comfortable there. I just want to relax more on the visit."

Things are starting to pick up academically and athletically for Natter. He knows that exams and track season are around the corner, but he's going to make an effort to take a couple more trips before things get real hectic.

"I am most likely planning on seeing Iowa and the Wisconsin or Michigan spring game as well. I am really winding things down. I have exams and track coming up too. I don't want to interfere too much more with those things."

As you would expect Natter does a field event, but what you wouldn't expect is that the 6-foot-6 and 230-pound Natter also does sprints. Natter says that he might be running anchor this year on the 4x100m relay team.

"I do discus and sprints. I three 166-feet in competition and I threw further in practice. I think that I could hit 180-feet on a good day. I do the open 100, 200, 4x100m and possibly the 4x200m. I run the anchor or will be second leg on the 4x100m.

"I have never been timed in the 100m. My 40-time is in the 4.7, and that's not on a good day, and I think that I have really increased my speed. I don't think that I hit my top speed at 40-yards."

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's SuperPrep Magazine.
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