Thinking it all through

Randy Gregory went into radio/telephone blackout mode until last night when he started talking to the media again. Gregory called Purdue to decommit and is now reevaluating all of his options.

Recruiting is a great process, but it's a tough one. Those that have a lot of options struggle to sort through them all and Randy Gregory from Yuma (Ariz.) Western was committed to one of those options, but has decided to relook at everything.

"I called my recruiting coach last night at Purdue," Gregory said. "I decommitted to him, but I really want to talk to Coach Hope to tell him what I am thinking about. I know that they really want to get me up there for another visit."

A visit to Purdue would follow a visit that Gregory took to see Nebraska this past weekend. A visit that might have Gregory reconsidering all of his options.

"It was just a great visit (to Nebraska). My dad and I really just enjoyed our time there. Everything was great from the game to the coaches to the academics. It couldn't have been better."

Initially, Gregory was a little skeptical about considering Nebraska. He wanted to be closer to home so his parents could come and watch him play on the weekend. Playing in the Big Ten though means a lot of venues are within driving distance for his parents.

"I don't know anymore. I mean, my parents live in Michigan and there are a lot of schools that are close to where they are. I would also be on T.V. every weekend and coming to Lincoln a couple of times a season wouldn't cost too much. It's probably not as big of an issue anymore."

Nebraska turned up the pressure on Michigan closing out a 23-9 win on Saturday night. Gregory got a chance to see the defensive ends do a lot of different things which is good because he feels that he's capable of doing a lot on the football field.

"I think that I could be a good fit. Coach Rick Kaczenski showed me how he thought he could use me on the football field. And I think that I have good strength and I am athletic. I can do more than just speed rush. I am comfortable dropping off into coverage and doing a lot of different things."

One of the reasons why Nebraska might be to blame for Gregory's recent need to decommit and reevaluate is what he rates his visit to Nebraska. He said that the weekend was really perfect.

"It was a "10". It was literally the perfect football experience. I can't think of anything that could have been better."

Gregory was a player that should have been a three for two player. However, an injury after the first game ended Gregory's season. He believes that he should be able to get that season back making this his red shirt season and making him now a three for three player.

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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