Sayles impresses Nebraska coaching staff

Omaha North tight end Casey Sayles was in Lincoln on Tuesday, impressing the coaching staff with his 6-foot-4, 258 pound frame.

The tight end position is a position of need for Nebraska in the 2013 class, but not many experts predicted this.

On Tuesday night, Omaha North tight end Casey Sayles told Big Red Report that Nebraska is possibly looking to take three tight ends in the class and after his camp performance earlier in the day, he might just be an in-state guy who gets the nod soon.

"Coach Marrow was talking about how he really liked me as a tight end and he said that pretty much he wanted to offer me. He said there was three spots and that one guy was already committed and they were waiting on a junior college guy. So he said that they would talk and let me know a little later," said the 6-foot-4, 258 pound prospect. "I would have to talk to my parents and family about it, but I would probably accept an offer pretty soon after getting it."

Sayles admits Nebraska is his "dream school," but the junior is seeing plenty of interest from other programs across the Midwest.

"I know Iowa is, I just got an offer from South Dakota the other day, Ohio, South Dakota State, Northern Illinois, Kansas, and a couple others are looking at me," said Sayles. "Zach Martin and I, he's my quarterback, are going later this week to Northern Illinois on Thursday to camp. Then we are headed to Ohio State's camp."

The soon to be senior also plays defensive end, and worked out at the camp on both sides of the football.

"I thought I did pretty good tight end wise, and defensive wise I did okay, I sort of messed up on one of the drills. But overall I had a pretty good camp," said Sayles.

Omaha North finished the year 3-6 last season and lose Shrine Bowl wide receiver Terry Grigsby, but with Martin and Sayles returning, the Vikings should be better in 2012.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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