Huskers still toward the top

Nebraska fans were fearful that a UCLA offer could find its way to Terrell Newby. When it showed up many Nebraska fans began to write him off as a likely Nebraska commitment. Newby says that the UCLA didn't go as far with him as some thought and that the Huskers are still standing tall on his list.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade College Prep running back Terrell Newby is in a very busy part of the year. He is looking at one more visit before the end of the calendar year, he is doing a lot of interviews, he is talking to a lot of coaches and he's now hosting coaches at his house.

"I have missed a lot of calls lately," Newby said. "I try to return them all. I roughly speak to about four different reporters a night. This is on top of course talking to coaches. I really don't mind though."

The Nebraska coaches were to see Newby earlier this week. Nebraska sent Newby's recruiting coach and potential position coach. Newby says that he and his family have really developed a great relationship with the Nebraska staff beginning with the two coaches that came to see him this week.

"Coach Ron Brown and Coach Rich Fisher were here on Monday night. Coach Fisher is my recruiting coach and Coach Brown is the position coach at Nebraska. Coach Fisher and Coach Brown have both done such a great job recruiting me. Coach Brown has really strengthened the relationship with Nebraska. I love both of the coaches. My parents and I really love both of the coaches."

A coach that consistently gets high marks from his players and his recruits is Nebraska's running back coach, Ron Brown. Newby says that it's special to have a coach like Brown recruiting him because of his faith and his character, but also because of the link of Brown so long to Nebraska.

"Coach Ron Brown is a great man. How he carries himself and there are not a lot of people that live by their values or has the integrity that he does. He's also been there at Nebraska so long, going back to Tom Osborne, and he knows how to make you a great football player as well as a great man."

Nebraska hosted Terrell Newby as the sole official visitor back on the weekend of September 21st. At the end of October though he picked up an offer from UCLA. Some Nebraska fans thought that it was all over for Nebraska's chances.

"I want to let all of the Nebraska fans know about the UCLA offer that it didn't as big of an impact or really shorten my recruiting process since I got their offer. I have had the Nebraska offer for a long time and I just recently got the UCLA offer. I will be visiting UCLA since they have offered."

Despite the UCLA offer the Huskers are right at the top of the list of Newby's schools. He says that he will take a visit later this month and then is looking at scheduling the other trips that he will take for January.

"Nebraska is up there right at the top of my list of schools. I don't really have them ranked, but the other schools on my list would be UCLA, Oregon and I will take another visit or two. I will visit UCLA next week and I will take the rest in January. I will take one to Washington, another to Oregon and maybe California depending on their coaching situation."

Nebraska will be back to see Newby soon mostly because of his talents as a running back, but Terrell says that it might have something to do with his mom's cooking. Newby also said that the head coach from Nebraska was planning on taking the last trip that Nebraska can make to see Newby, but he was almost the first.

"Coach Fisher will be coming back again to see me soon mostly because the food was so good that my mom cooked. We learned in Nebraska that Coach Brown loves bacon wrapped shrimp and we had that when they were coming to visit us.

"Coach Bo Pelini told me that he was going to try and make it in to see me last night. I know that he was over to see the junior college tight end Beau Sandland. I spoke to him and he said that he was going to come in and see my on the last visit that I am going to have with Nebraska."

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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