Nebraska extends offer

The Nebraska staff isn't taking any time off following the conclusion of their spring practices going into the evaluation period. The evidence is that new offers are still being handed out. There is a big need for Nebraska at the tight end position and the Huskers are eyeing a new one in Ohio.

The Nebraska staff isn't sitting around now that spring practices are over. A.J. Branisel says that the Huskers are one of three teams today to offer after committing to another school just last week.

"I committed to Cincinnati last week," Branisel said. "I committed last Thursday. I got three offers today. I got an offer from Nebraska, Indiana and Louisville. It's a bit of a chain reaction."

Branisel says that the new attention and offers are nice. He knows that's better to be wanted than looking for the attention. However, if signing day was today he's pretty sure that he would be inking with the Bearcats.

"It's always great to pick up these new offers and know that people are interested in you; especially from a program like that (Nebraska). It's an honor to be wanted by so many schools.

"I think that I am, I know that I am, going to go with my gut and go with Cincinnati I am pretty sure. The coaches and campus are nice there and it felt like home there. I didn't feel like I had to visit anywhere else. I can play early there too."

If you ask Branisel about his status he'd say that he's "open". Open though isn't saying that he's not committed. In fact, all that it would really mean is that he's still talking to schools and still evaluating schools, but still committed to Cincy.

"I am open, for everything, but schools have got to know that I am committed to Cincinnati. I am going to keep talking to other programs that way if Cincinnati decides they didn't want me then I have other options."

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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