Strong ties to Nebraska

There were a pair of 2015 juniors from Colorado in the stands in Lincoln for the Nebraska spring game this past weekend. Eric Lee was one of them, the standout cornerback from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian. What did he think about the visit to Nebraska?

Nebraska got a chance to host one of the top juniors from the state of Colorado this weekend for their spring game. Eric Lee from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian is a 6-foot-0 and 175-pound cornerback who said he reached out to Nebraska and got a quick invite to the Nebraska spring game.

"It was a good trip," Lee said. "It was a bit of a long weekend. I had sent Nebraska my information, my highlight film and my accomplishments. I got a message that I was invited for their spring game and that they wanted to set up a tour for me."

Lee was coming to Lincoln with a pretty strong background on what to expect with both the school and the town. Lee actually lived in Lincoln for part of his life when he father worked for the university. And before his dad worked for Nebraska his dad also played cornerback in college.

"I knew a lot about Nebraska going in. My dad actually played at Wayne State in Nebraska for a semester. He ended up transferring because of an injury. I used to live in Lincoln because my dad worked for the university.

"So we know people that used to work there and who still work there. My dad had told me about the upgrades to the academic center and the number of academic All-Americans too.

"I lived in Lincoln for three or four years from about Kindergarten to 3rd or 4th grade. I was very familiar with the town. I got to see some old friends. Actually one of them, Trey Foster, is on the team. Trey and D.J. Foster and me were good childhood friends."

Lee and Avery Anderson, a friend from Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek, both arrived to the stadium early in the morning on Saturday before the spring game. Lee said that they got a tour and got a chance to get a lot of questions answered by the coaches.

"We got the stadium about 9:30. We took a tour of the facilities. We also got a chance to get our questions answered by the coaches. We spend a lot of time with Coach Dobson the strength coach.

"We also toured the academic center and we really understand that at Nebraska academics come first. I thought that the facilities were really nice. Ndamukong Suh gave a lot of money for their facilities which shows that their alumni only want the best for the current players."

Lee didn't go into the locker room with the team before the game to walk out onto the field before the team. He did watch the tunnel walk, but he remembered the tunnel walk from when he was younger.

"I got to see the tunnel walk. I thought that was cool. I used to love that as a kid so getting a chance to see that up close was cool. The team comes out with energy, even for a spring game, and you didn't think that it was a spring game."

It's tough to get a great idea of what you are looking at or how it might apply to the fall, but Lee noticed the physical style of the cornerbacks in the game. He also noticed the size of the cornerbacks and thinks that he could potentially fit in.

"I think that I can see myself fitting in the Nebraska secondary because I see myself as a big, tall cornerback especially for my age. I think that I could fit in very well with that system."

Lee said that Nebraska will be stopping by to see him at his high school later this month. Both Lee and Anderson are talking about getting back to Lincoln this summer for a camp too. Lee is also considering getting in one other visit before the summer comes.

"I am thinking about getting back for summer camp at Nebraska. I spoke with Avery about that and they want both of us to come back. We are debating about going to see Arizona State, but we aren't sure."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
Facebook | Twitter| E-Mail |

Big Red Report Top Stories