BRR catches up with Kevin Gladney

Ohio has been a big state for Nebraska's recruiting class this year. The Huskers have already secured five verbal commitments from the state of Ohio and more could be on the way. Kevin Gladney, one of the five from the state of Ohio is wrapping up his summer looking forward to his senior season and talking to Nebraska commitments and recruits.

Kevin Gladney has been keeping himself busy. The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound wide receiver from Akron (Ohio) Firestone had a good showing recently in a seven on seven tournament in Indianapolis.

"I have just been playing seven on seven and working out really," Gladney said. "We went 8-2 in Indianapolis. I thought that we played well. I did well. I caught eight touchdown passes."

Overall the summer couldn't be going a lot better for Gladney. He is staying in touch with the Nebraska coaching staff and is also trying to stay on top of what Nebraska is doing when it comes to recruiting.

"Things are going good. I am just talking to the coaches from Nebraska. I hear that Nebraska got a quarterback commitment and I have been trying to get in touch with him to get to know a little about him. I don't know a lot about him."

The 2013 class is coming together nicely and Gladney acknowledged that the group as a whole is not only talented, but tight. They also share another thing in common: competitiveness.

"We are going to be a tight team that will also be talented. We know that the coaches are going to play the best at the position regardless of age. We are all competitive. We will all compete for a spot. We are going to be a nice looking team."

Gladney said that his Firestone team is already conducting workouts as well as doing seven on seven. The workouts will really ramp up when town-a-days start up in August.

"We already started practices last week. I had a great experience doing seven on seven. I had fun. We are doing some workouts already with two-a-days starting up in August."

It will be Gladney's senior season and he says that he's excited about getting back out on the field. He's ready to really assert himself as a leader for his team.

"I just want to be a leader out there. We have Glen Oak and they beat us last year. It's going to be a fun year. I am really looking forward to it."

The Nebraska commitments have all been talking about when they will return to Lincoln this fall for their official visits. Gladney says that he's been talking to a fellow commitment from Ohio about his plans, but Gladney said that he's going to have to do something different.

"I have been talking to Courtney Love about our official visit. All of the other commits are going to come back for Wisconsin. I have a bye though for Michigan weekend so I am going to visit that weekend."

Gladney also reached out to a recruit that recently popped up on Nebraska's recruiting radar. Ross Douglas, a standout cornerback from Avon (Ohio), was in Lincoln for an unofficial visit late last week and he happens to be friends with Gladney.

"Yeah, we know each other. We have been to camps and we are team mates on the same seven on seven teams. I spoke to him about his visit to Nebraska last week and he said that he really liked it."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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