Nebraska offer on the way?

The spring game in Lincoln is an excellent opportunity to host recruits. The Nebraska spring game usually packs in 60,000 fans or so for the spring game which gives the recruits an idea of what a Saturday in the fall might look like. This recruit really liked what he saw in Lincoln this weekend.

At 6-foot-4 and 225-pounds DeAndre Goolsby really stood out this weekend when you saw the recruits. The Derby (Kans.) tight end says that Nebraska was the first in a string of visits that he plans on taking this spring.

"I was at Nebraska this weekend," Goolsby said. "I am going to Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Missouri in May. I am going to go down to Florida too later."

Nebraska and the spring game impressed Goolsby. He liked what he saw from the facilities and the offense that threw to the tight end spots a number of times in the game.

"I liked my visit to Nebraska. They have nice facilities. I like the coaching staff too from what I saw. I could definitely fit in up there. I like the way they use their tight ends. They get them the football."

There are six offers on the table for Goolsby as of right now, but a seventh could come as early as next week. Nebraska is going to get down to Derby to see Goolsby next week in practice.

"I have offers from Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Washington and Illinois. I don't have an offer from Nebraska as of right now, but Nebraska said that they are going to come down and watch me at track practice. I think that the evaluation period starts next week."

Goolsby is busy this spring. He works out before school and after. He is in-season, but all of what the all-state tight end is doing is about getting better on the football field.

"I am running track. I am doing the 200m, 400m and long jump. I have never run track before. I am just trying to stay in shape with the season. I am also lifting in the mornings and I have training then after track practice. I have two or three workouts a day."

There are some important things to Goolsby when it comes to his decision. The first is playing time. He would like to get on the football field immediately and he is also not tied to staying in the area.

"I am looking at if I will be able to start when it comes to my decision. I am also looking at the offense, the coaches and the facilities.

"Distance isn't a big thing for me. It doesn't really matter to me where I go. It's whatever fits me."

As a tight end Goolsby is a match-up problem. He has good size and is athletic, 4.7/40-yard dash, and with an offense that moves him around can make him an opposing defensive coordinator's nightmare.

"I would say that I catch the ball well and am difficult to cover. I move around a lot in our offense from the inside to the outside and doing some motion too."

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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