Natter excited about Big Red Weekend

June 16 is a big day for Nebraska recruiting fans. Big Red Weekend in Lincoln was another opportunity for Nebraska to impress a number of highly touted, uncommitted prospects, but it was also another chance to bring back the commitments for another weekend. A.J. Natter says that he is excited for the weekend.

The coaches at Nebraska wanted to do some different things this year to bring in recruits and that is where the idea of Big Red Weekend came up.

It will be another junior day weekend in June that is leading not only some of the top recruits that are considering Nebraska to visit Lincoln, but commitments like A.J. Natter.

"Oh yeah I am definitely going down there," Natter said about attending Big Red Weekend on June 16th in Lincoln. "I will be down there to talk to some of the other recruits with some of the other commits. I guess we (the commits) are pretty much all meeting up there in Lincoln. We can get this thing rolling."

Natter says that he has been in contact with a lot of the other commitments in the 2013 class for Nebraska. He says that all of the commitments are excited about the class that Nebraska is putting together and that they are setting the bar high.

"I am excited to meet Christian Lacouture. I know that he will be there and Josh Banderas will be too. I was talking to Greg Hart over Facebook and texts and he said that he would be out there too probably.

"I am going to check back with Dan Samuelson too because I can't remember if he is going back. I think that we all have that mindset that we want to do big things there at Nebraska and big things are going to happen too."

Natter says that all of the commitments seem to be on the same page when it comes to goals and where they want to go as a class. More than that though he has got a sense from all of the other commits that he has spoken to that they are all solid with their decisions to be Cornhuskers.

"I think that we have a lot of character coming in. I have talked to a lot of the other commits and I really enjoy talking to them. We are all excited about the future and we all want to play National Championships. We don't want to settle for anything less.

"We all have high hopes and have a work ethic that is needed to do it. We are all excited about Nebraska and are solid with our decision to go to Nebraska. Next step is to all meet each other and that weekend in Lincoln will be the perfect weekend for that."

The time frame Natter chose to commit to Nebraska was leading into the evaluation period. He says that he has spoken with the home state school and that they were going to continue to recruit him, but it's not the same effort that he was seeing leading up to his commitment to Nebraska.

"Wisconsin said that they were going to continue to recruit me in case anything was to happen and I expected that. They don't let the in-state guys leave the state too easily, but it's not as hard now as when it was when I wasn't committed.

"They came to my school once during the evaluation period and again for a track meet. It hasn't been as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think that every school that offered me understands that I am really solid with my commitment.

"I made four trips to Nebraska and every time I get home I want to go back. Every time I go there I don't want to leave. It's just a sign that I made the right decision. I am really excited about this."

The class is really linked together through social media and they have become fans in ways of Nebraska recruiting as well when it comes to new offers and commitments. He says that when a recruit has committed to Nebraska that he and other commits all text and message each other about the breaking news.

"The communication has been unreal. Whenever Nebraska gets a new commitment we all message each other and talk about it. It's really been fun to watch the class form right before your eyes. It's going to be interesting to see how this finishes up."

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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