Huskers stop in to see Peko

There is definitely a need for Nebraska to grab a couple of junior college players along the defensive line. The Huskers were on a bye last week and that gave the Nebraska staff a chance to fan out and see some of their commitments and top remaining prospects. The Nebraska defensive line coach was in California late last week looking at this junior college defensive lineman.

Kyle Peko from Norwalk (Calif.) Cerritos College says that he and his team are having a good season. The 6-foot-2 and 295-pound defensive lineman says that he is playing a couple of different spots along the defensive line.

"We are doing good," Peko said. "We are 4-2 right now and in the middle of our conference games. I am playing three technique or outside defensive end as a seven technique. I don't know what my stats are though."

Peko has already taken one official visit, but he doesn't have any other visits set up at the moment. That may soon change because he's eyeing a second trip for the first weekend in December to a second Big Ten school.

"I have taken an official visit to Michigan State already. I went there two or three weeks ago when they played Michigan. It was a good visit and a good game to get up there.

"I haven't set up any other visits yet. I am talking about setting up a visit to Nebraska. That would be for after the season though. We were talking about that visit being on December 1st."

Nebraska is a team that Peko is very serious about. He said that the Nebraska staff was at his school last week, while they were on their bye, to take a closer look at him. Peko said that he couldn't talk to the Nebraska coach, but it meant a lot to him that they would stop by and see him.

"Coach Rick Kaczenski was here last week from Nebraska. I wasn't able to really talk to him because of the recruiting rules, but he was here to talk to my coaches on Thursday. It meant a lot to me that he stopped by. It shows that they are serious about me."

As a freshman Peko said that he tallied 39 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. Peko says that he will be eligible to graduate in December and enroll at a school for the spring semester with three years of eligibility to play two.

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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