LaCouture excited for Big Red Weekend

Big Red Weekend in Lincoln is going to be a big weekend for the Nebraska coaching staff. There will be some highly sought after recruits in town that weekend, but the coaches will have help. Nearly all of the 2013 commitments will be in Lincoln to lend a hand in trying to put a solid class together.

Christian Lacouture is one of the biggest commitments in the 2013 recruiting class for Nebraska. The 6-foot-5 and 250-pound defensive end from College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated committed to Nebraska in early May when he was up in Lincoln and he will be headed up again in two weeks.

"I am going up to Nebraska for Big Red Weekend on June 16th," LaCouture said. "I am just planning on going up there and talking with some of the other commitments that will be in town that weekend and talk to the recruits that will be there.

"I come back to Texas and I have to go and play for Team USA on June 22nd. I am doing ESPN The Opening July 5th-8th as well. So, I am done with school, but I am going to be busy in the early part of summer too."

LaCouture and the other commitments in the Nebraska recruiting class all communicate with one another and keep tabs on where the class is at. LaCouture was commit #6 in the class and says that since he jumped in that he's seen the development in the class on the other side of the ball.

"I think that the class is coming together really well. I know that the first six players in the class were all defensive recruits and the last ones were all on offense. So both sides of the ball are getting built.

"I know one of the players, Darian Claiborne who is a really good friend of mine, will be up there on June 16th. I know that he's really excited to get up there that weekend and see what Lincoln is about.

"I think that a bunch of us are going to be able to hang out while we are up there and just check everything out. It's going to be good to be up there and catch up with all of those guys."

LaCouture says that he's solid to Nebraska and just to test him a little bit three of the biggest programs in the nation offered him the day after he committed to Nebraska. LaCouture believes that he can win national titles at Nebraska under Bo Pelini with the class that he is putting together.

"When I committed to Nebraska the very next day I picked up offers from Alabama, Auburn and Texas. I know that I made the right decision to commit to Nebraska. It's where I want to be. Things have quieted down since I committed though.

"Nebraska is the right place for me. I just want to win a championship and I feel that I can do it at Nebraska with the other guys that they are bringing in. It's exciting."

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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