Veii to host the Huskers

Will Nebraska be able to convince the Maryland athlete to visit?

Just eight days before National Signing Day, Avalon School (MD) cornerback Jacquille Veii was surprised to get an offer from Nebraska on Tuesday.

"It means that everything is shaken up and that everything is wide open," said senior prospect, who was down to Iowa and Maryland before Nebraska entered the picture. "They were recruiting me throughout the spring and when I committed to Maryland originally, they took me off their board. But they didn't know that I had decommitted from there and supposedly they just found out. So they sent the offer today.

"It definitely sparked my interest. Coach Els is cool – he's the only coach I have really spoke to. One of the coaches (John Papuchis) is already out here visiting Marcus (Newby), so they are going to visit me on Wednesday."

Papuchis will try to convince the 2013 prospect to visit Lincoln this weekend, instead of visiting Maryland on an official visit.

"I have no idea if I will visit Nebraska. I would really love to, but I really don't know," said Veii. "It's sort of crazy thinking about them jumping in just a week or so before National Signing Day. I'm definitely going to at least listen to what they have to say. Nebraska is a great place I have heard."

Besides the three schools already mentioned, Veii has offers from Boston College, Purdue, and Ohio.

Veii visited Iowa last week and was impressed with the overall atmosphere in Iowa City.

"I was impressed with how close the football players were with each other," Veii told

Veii reports a 4.27 forty and also has been recruited to play WR by some schools. Stay with Big Red Report for the latest later today on the Huskers' in-home visit.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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