Cockrell ready for second official visit

Nebraska will close out their regular season on Friday when they host Iowa. The Huskers will have a good number of visitors in the stands for the game including this junior college cornerback.

Byerson Cockrell is a new name for Nebraska fans. The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound defensive back from Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C.C. will be taking an official visit to Lincoln this weekend.

"Yes sir I am visiting Nebraska this weekend," Cockrell said. "I am leaving Thursday morning to go to Lincoln."

This will be the second official visit for the junior college defensive back. He says that a couple of weeks ago he actually took his first to a nearby school.

"This is actually my second official visit. I have taken an official visit to Middle Tennessee State a couple of weeks ago."

Cockrell is reporting that the Nebraska secondary coach has been recruiting him for the Huskers. He also said that there is a connection between the coach from Nebraska and one of the coaches at East Mississippi.

"Coach Terry Joseph is the coach from Nebraska that is recruiting me. He seems like a great guy and a good coach. There is a personal connection between him and a coach here at East Mississippi."

Cockrell is nearing a double-digit offer total. He played safety for East Mississippi this past year, but he's being recruited to play cornerback by most of the schools including Nebraska. More offers could be on the way as interest continues to grow.

"I have eight or nine offers, but Nebraska is the biggest offer for me. I am playing safety for East Mississippi. A lot of schools like me to play cornerback though including Nebraska."

"There are a lot of teams recently that have told my coach that they are keeping an eye on me. One of my teammates is getting recruited by Cal and they are looking at me. Kansas State also just started to recruit me."

Cockrell will be able to enroll at a four-year school in January and will have a redshirt year available. "I will have three years to play two and I will be graduating in December," Cockrell said. "I will also sign my letter of intent next month."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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