Two weeks ago Chaminade College Prep (CA) running back Terrell Newby was ready to announce his college destination. But something stopped him.
"I'm glad that I held off. It was because I wanted to visit Nebraska. I didn't want to make a decision without seeing what Nebraska had to offer," said Newby, who visited Lincoln this weekend for the Huskers' Big Red Weekend. "I knew all about it, but to just see the place in person, the great academic side the facilities, I'm glad I came. It was pretty awesome.
"I got there Friday morning with my dad and got to go to Memorial Stadium right off the bat. It was a private tour with none of the other recruits. It was awesome. The trip overall was great. Just great."
"I got a chance to talk with Coach Brown, the running backs coach. We probably broke down tape for about an hour," said Newby. "Then on Saturday, during my meeting with Coach Brown, I also got a chance to talk with Coach Pelini. He's a great guy."
But the coaching staff weren't the only people Newby got a chance to talk with.
"I saw down with Rex (Burkhead) and a little bit with Ameer (Abdullah)," said Newby. "Rex was telling me when he first came there he thought it was just in the middle of nowhere, just like I thought. But I realize now that's not the case at all. It was a great campus."
Newby was so impressed with Nebraska, he's already talking about taking an official there in the fall.
"I definitely want to take an official, but I'm still a little uncertain on my timetable to make a decision," said Newby. "I'm not sure where I will be going or when, but most likely I wll take at least one visit. All the recruits are taking officials and I want to be part of that."