North Star high school defensive back Mike Minter Jr. is in a holding pattern. With offers from Clemson, Kansas, Purdue, and South Carolina, plus interest from Iowa State, Notre Dame, and Kansas State, Minter knows where he wants to go to school. But Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was very upfront with the junior, take care of some things off the field and offer will be waiting for you.
"I haven't got a chance to call them since junior day," said the son of former Husker and NFL vet Mike Minter. "They keep writing me and emailing me asking to call them when I have a chance, but I've been busy with school. One of the assistants is going to come to my school sometime this week."
A 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Minter is working this off-season for a potential move to safety.
"We are looking to run two high safeties if we can find two solid corners," said Minter. "Hopefully my little brother moves up here. He was a freshman last year at my old school. He's a good athlete. He's not very tall, probably only 5-foot-8, but he can hit.
"He's not for sure yet what's going to do. He either has to move here or move to Virginia with my dad."
Minter rushed for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns in just nine games last season. His success earned him a spot on the Lincoln Journal Star's Super All-State team, despite just being a junior. But with the talk of him being a standout on offense, it's likely he will play defense at the next level. The junior was known to be a shutdown corner in his first year with North Star, after transferring from North Carolina.
"Michael did a great job for us. He's a young man who has a lot of skill and talent. He made the transition into our program pretty good," said North Star head coach Mark Waller, who saw his team go 5-4 last year. "He's still working on some things off the field – the expectations were clear from Bo that all of us expect him to straighten up. He's got a lot of great qualities, academically he's a good student and has a 3.1 GPA. He's brought a lot of talent to this program and will be a big asset to us in the fall."