Gifford sees a class coming together

Luke Gifford was the first commitment in the 2014 class for Nebraska. It took nearly two months for anyone to join him and another month until the third. Nebraska's class is up to nine now though and Gifford likes that he sees.

Luke Gifford has been on the Nebraska commitment list for over three months. The class though had been slow to take shape prior to summer camps and Big Red Weekend. The 6-foot-3 and 205-pound Gifford says that after picking up seven commitments in a little over a week the class is right where it needs to be.

"There is a lot of momentum right now going into the summer," Gifford said. "I think that the class is right where it needs to be at nine player. There is speed in the class. Have to like a guy like Demornay Pierson-El who could play a lot of positions."

One of the latest commitments in the class is Gifford's teammate from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast. D.J. Foster had been planning a trip to see some of the schools that had offered him like Florida and Georgia. Unexpectedly Foster pulled the trigger before that trip would even happen joining Gifford on the list of future Huskers.

"I am really surprised he committed already, honestly. He always wanted me to wait and go on some visits with him to other schools. I knew that once I got that offer from Nebraska though that I didn't want to go anywhere else.

"D.J.'s commitment was really out of the blue. He didn't tell me what he was going to do and I don't think that he told anyone else. I really think that his brother had a lot to do with it. Trey has been working him pretty good to come to Nebraska."

Gifford says that this summer is about improvement. He says that he's up over 200-pounds right now and wants to add about five more pounds before football starts. He's also busy with the basketball team playing in a summer league.

"I want to work on putting on a little more weight. I want to get from 205 to about 210 or so. I am playing basketball this summer. We are in a league with the rest of the high school team. I have been lifting and working on my speed."

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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