Wren picks up offer from Nebraska

Nebraska has talked about nailing down the 500-mile radius and one of their latest offers is to a player in that area. What does this defensive end think about the offer from the Huskers?

Renell Wren quietly is becoming a hot commodity. The 6-foot-5 and 284-pound defensive end from St. Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North has good size and speed (4.62/40) off of the edge. Wren has been back out on the practice field all week.

"We started practices this past Monday," Wren said. "I really think that this is our year to make it to state. It's my senior year and I want to lead the metro area in sacks. I had six or seven last year."

Lutheran North mixes it up on defense. Wren can be found mostly on the weakside in that one-on-one match-up with the offensive tackle. That is a match-up that Wren knows he can take advantage of because of his speed.

"We run the 4-3 and some 3-5. I play more of a five-technique as the weakside defensive end. It's a great match-up for me because I have the speed to beat the bigger, slower offensive tackles."

While Wren does consider himself a pass-rushing specialist he also doesn't believe that he has any glaring weaknesses as far as playing the defensive end position.

"Primarily I am a pass rusher. I am big, strong and I have speed. It's me against the quarterback on any play. I really don't think that I have any weaknesses, but there is always rooms for improvement."

Wren has a double-digit offer total and received his latest offer this past week from Nebraska. The Huskers have been showing the three-star defensive end a lot of attention going back all the way to May. Getting that offer was very exciting to Wren.

"I am up to 11 offers so far," Wren said. "Nebraska offered me on Thursday. They have been contacting me since May and when they finally offered me I was excited. I need to look more at the school and at their majors. Coach Rick Kaczenski, Coach John Papuchis and Coach John Garrison are all recruiting me from Nebraska."

Wren isn't planning on making any official visits any time soon. In fact he's not even sure if he will be making any trips to see games as an unofficial visitor during the season. He says that he might try on his open week, but after that it will be tough to do.

"I plan on making my official visits after my season is over in December and in January. I know know how I am going to be able to plan to even get to any games this fall unofficially. I will still try to make it to as many as possible."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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