Huskers getting versatility in Kalu

There was a good feeling going into Josh Kalu's official visit that he could commit while on the visit. He didn't, but he said that he thought about it every day until he did it about five weeks later.

Nebraska picked up their latest commitment about a week and a half ago. Josh Kalu had visited Nebraska very early in the season and had thought about committing to Nebraska ever since.

The night that Kalu committed he couldn't boast about big stats. He had been doing his job which had yielded only one interception. That week though, with the Nebraska coaching staff in attendance, Kalu grabbed three interceptions in the Eisenhower game.

Fox Sports was also in the stands that night. Ahmard Vital, who scouts Texas for Fox Sports, was tweeting live from the event and brought back his assessment of Kalu and the type of player Nebraska got with his commitment to the Huskers.

"What I like most about a player like Kalu is his overall versatility," Vital said. "He is the IQ to play on the back end as a safety and the physicality to play press man. So it's like a two-for-one player."

The Huskers have seemed very interested in grabbing players that have the capability of doubling on special teams. Players like Demornay Pierson-El and Trai Mosley both excel on special teams and want to try returns in Lincoln. You can add Kalu to that list.

"On top of what he can do defensively, he's so lethal in the return game, which makes him even more valuable. As he continues to put on weight look for Kalu to find himself in the line up early in some capacity."

Kalu visited Nebraska for the Southern Miss game. Nebraska picked off The Golden Eagles four times that day including two by senior cornerback Ciante Evans. Nebraska has told Kalu that they envision using him much like they use Evans now.

"I really liked the defensive performance this weekend. I spoke with the coaches a lot about the defense after the game and how I fit in," Kalu said immediately following his official visit to Nebraska. "They really work to put you in the right place to make plays."

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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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