Wacker is set for visit

Nebraska's constant and persistent effort with Converse Judson (Texas) center David Wacker looks to be paying off.

Nebraska's constant and persistent effort with Converse Judson (Texas) center David Wacker looks to be paying off.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound post player will be taking his first official visit to Nebraska over the weekend.

"They are one of the hardest programs recruiting me and have been recruiting me the longest," said Wacker. "When August came out around and I needed to start to think about it, they were a no-brainer for me.

"I have been hearing about the new arena, economic-marketplace, and practice facility, and obviously the Big Ten – I have been hearing all about it for a year and really felt that I needed to see it first hand. I think I would regret not going and getting a chance to see a Big Ten school, it's different. It's one of the best conferences in the whole United States."

Wacker won't be the only basketball player in attendance for the Huskers' fist home football game of the season. Fellow Texas product Zach Smith will be in town according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

"It was a good weekend for them. They wanted me to be their for the first football weekend and I knew that it meant they were really interested,"said Wacker, who will visit Boise State after Nebraska. "After that I will revaluate my options and see if I need to take more officials."

Western Kentucky looks to be one school that has the potential to host Wacker as well. The senior also has offers from Boston College, Texas Tech, and St. Louis.

David is the son of Mike Wacker, a former University of Texas forward, who was averaging 15 points and seven rebounds per game in 1981-82 when a serious knee injury ended his season. David is also the grandson of Jim Wacker, a former D-1 football coach, who had stops at North Dakota State, Southwest Texas State, TCU, and Minnesota during his career.

"Nebraska is a big football school," said Wacker in a previous article with Big Red Report. "I grew up a big UT football fan. We would always go and tailgate, so if I went to a football school, I know that would be really cool.

"I would really love the opportunity to play in the Big Ten and the opportunity to experience the great new facilities...The Big Ten is probably the best conference right now. You also have to say the ACC and Big East are in the mix as well, I don't think there is any doubt about that. The new arena they are going to have is going to be packed and top notch when it's done being built."

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