A decision on his college destination could be coming any day for Port Allen (LA) four-star linebacker Darian Claiborne. But after spending the weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Cornhuskers Big Red Weekend, the soon to be senior says he doesn't have a timetable.
It's been widely rumored that Claiborne is down between Texas A&M and the Huskers – a fair statement according to the Louisiana product.
Nebraska - "When it comes to Nebraska, I like the facilities, the players, the coaching staff. I talked to some of the Louisiana guys and they were telling me about Nebraska. I'm not really worried about the weather at all anymore."
Texas A&M - "They are rebuilding their weight room and locker room and I like their linebacker coach. I think they will be able to contend in the SEC in just a couple years."
Claiborne has visited Texas A&M already twice in the process and is not likely to take any more trips. Last season, he recorded over 120 tackles for Port Allen. The Pelicans went 11-3 overall, losing to Parkview Baptist in the Louisiana Class 3A state quarter-finals.
Over the weekend, Claiborne found himself a friend in Nebraska 2013 commitment Courtney Love. A fellow linebacker, the Youngstown product spent extra time recruiting Claiborne.
"It was nice being around the guys. I was around Courtney the whole time. He was talking about why he likes it here and why they are coming here," said Claiborne. They said it will be cool wherever I go and they will support me. It was nice."
So what does the four-star linebacker bring to the field? Fox Sports National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons chimes in.
"Claiborne is an athlete that makes a lot of plays on both sides of the ball in high school. He plays quarterback on offense and shows a lot of athleticism there making a lot of plays with his legs," said Simmons. "The speed and agility he shows there carries over to the linebacker position too. He really reacts to the ball well and gets to it quickly. He may be a little on the small side when talking today's linebackers, but overlook that."