Nathan Gerry's big day

Nathan Gerry wanted to talk with Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini 1-on-1 Saturday. He got the chance to tell him he was going to be a Nebraska Cornhusker.

Nathan Gerry made the next step in his football career, committing to Nebraska, during the Huskers' Big Red Weekend.

"I chose Nebraska mainly because of the coaching staff, especially (Bo) Pelini," said Gerry. "He reminds me a lot of my high school coach and I love my high school coach. I also like how he is the type of guy where what you see is what you get. That is something that caught my eye and is something I really like."

Gerry is currently the No. 71 safety and a three-star prospect
Before this weekend Gerry had never met with the Nebraska head coach face-to-face, but he knew that he wanted to make sure he did that before he made his final decision.

"I told them that I wanted to be able to sit down and talk to coach Bo," he explained. "And I got to talk with him and I told him I wanted to be a Husker, so that was probably the highlight of my weekend.

Gerry was also able to meet with his future position coach, Coach Joseph, when the recruiting groups split up by position.

"Me and coach Joseph watched film," said Gerry. "And we talked about what I would be doing, where I would be playing, and how I would fit into their defensive schemes if I came to Nebraska."

While talking, Coach Joseph told him that he would be playing safety, and learning both the strong and free safety positions. Also that if he gets to big they might have to bump him down to the linebacker position, otherwise he will be playing safety.

Along with the coaching staff Gerry, and the other recruits at BRW were able to meet Athletic Director Osborne and current Cornhusker players.

One thing that Gerry talked about doing was playing in a, recruits vs. Nebraska team, softball game.

"There were a ton of people," explained Gerry. "But it was really fun. It was just a chance to see all the other people and for us to hag out basically."

Gerry did not mention who won the game, but when it's about a 20-on-20 game, it might be a little hard to keep score.

The weekend overall went great for the future Husker. He got to meet a lot of people, and had fun doing it.

"It was awesome," he said. "it was a really good chance for all us kids, and our parents, to get around each other and hang out. It was a great opportunity."

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