Newell in Lincoln this weekend

On Friday, four-star defensive tackle Peyton Newell from Hiawatha (Kans.) announced his intentions to be a Husker. And on Saturday Newell was in Lincoln no longer the recruit, but now a recruiter.

The newest Husker was in Lincoln to see the season opener this weekend. Four-star Peyton Newell from Hiawatha (Kans.) said that this weekend was his best trip to Lincoln out of all the times he's been there before.

"The game was great," Newell said. "It was awesome. It was my favorite trip to Nebraska of all of my trips going up there. I think that it was my fourth game there. Lots of people knew who I was and were yelling my name."

The first game of the season proved to be a difficult one for the Huskers. Newell says that often times not playing up to expectations goes hand in hand with the season opener.

"I was impressed with the team and the effort. There are a lot of jitters that come with the first game of the season. I was listening to Bo in the locker room after the game and he was telling the team that they didn't win like they wanted to, that there was work to do, but the goal is to go 12-0."

The commitments in the 2014 class are close, stay in communication, and Newell says that weekends in Lincoln is them to get to all know each other. Newell is on-board with how the class is taking shape.

"It was a lot of fun. Tanner and I are close friends and we stay in touch. We talk three to four times a week. Luke Gifford and I are close. We hung out this weekend. I am excited how this class is shaping up."

Newell has changed roles recently moving from uncommitted recruit to committed recruiter. He's taking the role well and went to work on the only official visitor in Lincoln this weekend.

"I had a chance to work on Rohan," Newell said. "I got him into the equipment room off of the side of the locker room for about 10 to 15 minutes to get away from everyone.

"He said that he plans to visit Wisconsin next weekend, but I think that he had a great time and we can convince him to be a Husker."

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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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