Huskers stopping by

Nebraska doesn't depend on junior college commitments under Bo Pelini, but there is always a number of junior college prospects on Nebraska's radar. One of the positions that Nebraska could use some immediate help at next year is tight end. The Huskers have had their eye on Los Angeles (Calif.) Pierce tight end, Beau Sandland.

The evaluation period runs from April 15th to May 31st and Nebraska has been pounding the recruiting trail. Over the next couple of days one of the top junior college prospects will host the Nebraska coaching staff.

"Nebraska is coming this week," Sandland said. "I am not sure if it will be tomorrow or Wednesday. Coach John Garrison will be coming here to see me."

Nebraska is one of many teams now to tenderd Sandland an offer. The 6-foot-6 and 250-pound tight end says that Nebraska is definitely on his list of favorites right now.

"Nebraska is definitely up there on my list of favorites. I haven't trimmed my list or anything and I am still open, but Nebraska is up there on my list."

Beau Sandland is riding a wave. The first offer surprised him. The second offer blew him away. Each offer that has followed have left him surprised by the interest, humble and striving to get better.

Just today Baylor extended an offer which happens to be the ninth offer that he's basically picked up since LOI day in February for last year's class. Sandland thinks that his size and speed are his biggest strengths on the football field.

"I think that my combination of size and speed is something that you don't usually see. I am weighing about 250-right now and I am 6-foot-6. I can run a solid 4.6-flat. I think that against a defensive back my size is just too much for them and against linebackers my speed is too much for them.

"I feel like I also time my jumps well when I have to go up and get a ball. I have a big wing span that also helps me go up and get the football. I think that I am a receiving tight end. I prefer being flexed out, but I am willing to get into the more traditional three-point stance on the line of scrimmage.

"In high school we ran a spread and I was a receiver. I was always lined up wide and never in next to the tackle. I never lined up in the three-point stance until last year. It's a little new to me and I definitely need to work on my blocking. That is probably the biggest thing for me to work on."

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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