Hart comes away impressed with Nebraska

The unofficial visit is as much about the approach with a recruit as it is about what the school can show the recruit. Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter visited Nebraska this past weekend and the Nebraska staff did their best to show Hart why Lincoln is the best option for him.

The tight end position is a big need in the 2012-13 class for Nebraska. Greg Hart is that H-Back type of player that you could see following Kyler Reed next year in the offensive game plan. Hart was in Lincoln this past weekend and said that Friday was mostly about the people.

"I got up to Nebraska on Friday morning," Hart said. "I really hung out with the people on Friday and didn't really get around to look at anything like the facilities.

"I spent the majority of my time with Coach Bo Pelini, Coach Vince Marrow, Coach Marrow's son Mike Marrow, Ben Cotton and Jake Cotton. Nebraska is really a family oriented place and that means a lot.

"I got a chance to spend time with the rest of the staff that day except for Coach Tim Beck who was on the road. They all just seemed laid back and made it a very relaxed day for me."

Saturday was very different from Friday for Hart. While many of the same people were involved with the visit there were plenty of things that Hart had to get around to see on Saturday.

"I got a chance to see the facilities on Saturday. I saw the weight room and had a chance to meet with the strength coordinator, nutritionist and the training staff.

"The facilities at Nebraska were just unbelievable. They have a ton of tools at their disposal and they really train and go about doing things the right way at Nebraska.

"After that we took a tour of the campus and I saw the union, the library and went in a couple of campus stores. I had no clue how good of a school academically Nebraska was. They have the most academic all-Americans and they make sure that their players get their degree."

Hart saw a lot while he was in Lincoln and all of it he seemed to be very impressed with. Out of everything that Hart saw though he came away the most impressed with the people at Nebraska.

"I really came away impressed with the people. The facilities were great, don't get me wrong, but the people were great. I got to meet everyone. I spoke with Tom Osborne too. I sat down with all of the staff."

Hart had never seen Nebraska before, but he's been on a number of trips and seen a number of schools. He says that there were some high expectations for Nebraska and they exceeded all of them.

"Nebraska really exceeded all of my expectations. They really showed me what's important in the whole process; academics and people. I thought that it was all great. I also liked Lincoln. It's not a huge town, but it's a perfect college town."

Hart says that he's not sure if he will make any more trips to see more schools this summer. He's already taken a number of them and he says that he might already have a list of schools to choose from.

"I'm not sure if I will take any more trips. I have seen Pitt, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwestern and Nebraska now. I really need to narrow things down and get the feeling of where I want to go to school.

"Nebraska is a favorite, them and Northwestern. Those are the two schools that I like a lot. Nebraska has the commitment to academics that I am looking for, the football atmosphere, the facilities and everything.

"Northwestern also has the academics that I am looking for. I think that Northwestern has a great offense and they are an up and coming program. I want to get my list together, trim my list and decide before my senior year."

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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