Huskers will get official

The offensive tackle position is a huge position for Nebraska in the 2013 class. So when a 6-foot-8 and 295-pound, athletic player comes along he's going to jump onto your board. The Huskers recently made an offer and will be hosting this tackle later in the month.

David Knevel from Brantford (Ont.) Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School is setting up visits. The huge 6-foot-8 and 295-pound offensive tackle says that two official visits are set while a third is like an official visit, but will not count towards his five.

"I have set up some visits," Knevel said. "It's actually two official visits and the one to Toledo will be like an official visit, but I might be just driving down myself. It's only a three hour trip."

"I have an official visit set up to Nebraska for the Wisconsin game on September 29th. The Purdue weekend is for the Michigan game I think and it's the week after on October 6th."

Knevel just started school this week. In Canada their educational calendar is a little different than in the states. Knevel is excited to have his senior season begin.

"My season hasn't started yet. We just started school this week; we start later and end later. Our season starts next week. I am excited for it to get here."

Knevel has spent a lot of time this summer going to camps and learning different parts of the game than he knew before. Knevel says that he wants to pass the knowledge on to his team for the benefits of them as players and as a team.

"I want to be a leader. I want to come back and help with all of the young guys. I am seeing it now, helping out with the players and the coaches, it's a good combination and it's been helpful. I learned a lot over the summer and I want to help out my team."

This summer Knevel did not want to become complacent about his strengths and weaknesses and overcompensate. Knevel really set out to just become better at everything this summer.

"I just wanted to get better at everything. When I train I just go so hard that I try to improve at everything. I just try to get every component of my game up and improved. I don't think that you can work on one thing and forget about everything else. I don't want to slack on anything."

According to Knevel he definitely does excel in some areas over others. However, he has a great motor and finds himself down the field trying to make blocks for his team mates.

"I think that I am a better pass blocker than a run blocker. I think that I get to the second level quickly. I find myself during the play 40 yards downfield just trying to make a play."

Knevel is nearing a double-digit offer total. He has given some thought to what he is looking for in a college when he gets ready to take his trips and ultimately make his decision.

"I have eight offers. I have offers from Nebraska, Purdue, Toledo, Wisconsin, Washington State, Missouri, Baylor and UNLV. I am looking for a good fit. I want a good relationship with the coaches and I think that if I go somewhere I want to be comfortable."

Nebraska has been recruiting Knevel very heavily. It's being led by the offensive line position coach at Nebraska. Knevel has been told a lot about the consecutive sellouts at Nebraska and the type of game day environment he can expect on his visit.

"Coach John Garrison has been recruiting me; the offensive line coach. He has talked to me so much about their consecutive sellouts. I want to see the energy and see the environment. I just really want to see it and want to be "wowed"."

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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