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There have been some academic qualification question marks in the 2012 class for Nebraska. One of the bigger question marks has been about Jared Afalava. Just a month ago his head coach, David Peck, said things were "up in the air". Afalava had some big hurdles to get over, but as of noon today Afalava had cleared all of them.

One of the bigger academic risks in the Nebraska recruiting class of 2012 is a risk no more. Jared Afalava, a standout linebacker from South Jordan (Utah) Bingham, has made the grade. Graduation was today and Coach David Peck said that Afalava has qualified to enroll at Nebraska.

"Graduation was today," Coach Peck said. "As of noon today he (Jared) met all of the the clearinghouse requirements. He really had to work to get there.

"There was a point that I didn't see any way that he would make it. He got with the counselor and they went through everything that had to be done in the last month and he ended up doing every bit of it as of noon today."

Coach David Peck says that Nebraska is getting a very good player in Afalava. While probably projected to play the outside linebacker spot at Nebraska he was "turned loose" according to Coach Peck from a number of different spots in his defense.

"He's super talented. He is very athletic and has a great nose for the ball. He has great ball skills. He could play the middle or outside. We used him as a safety in some nickel packages and just turned him loose. He is a great player."

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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