Up in the air

The 2012 football recruiting class for Nebraska came together nicely in the last two months of the recruiting calendar and one of the biggest reasons was Jared Afalava. But the linebacker has some academic hurdles that he needed to clear to become qualified. What is his latest status?

The last anyone knew about the possible academic hurdles for the 2012 class of Nebraska was that Jared Afalava from South Jordan (Utah) Bingham still had some work to do. The last update on Afalava was close to four months ago and not a lot has changed.

"It's still up in the air," Coach Dave Peck said. "There is still some work for him to do with a month or so left in the school year. I don't know if it's possible to really predict which way this will go."

There is hope and you could hear it in Coach Peck's voice. Afalava is putting in the work necessary to try and get to Lincoln this summer. That being said there are no favors being given to Afalava in his effort to gain academic qualification.

"I know that he's working on it. I know that he's working hard to get it all done. Nothing is getting handed to him though. There are no handouts here. He's earning every bit of it."

Afalava was a Semper Fi All-American and was rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and was listed as the No. 37 outside linebacker in the nation last year. Afalava was one of four projected linebackers in the 2012 class for Nebraska.

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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