Byerson Cockrell signed and faxed in his letter of intent paperwork to Nebraska today. The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound defensive back from Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi says that he will be in touch with the coaches soon to understand when they expect him to get to Lincoln.
"I just faxed in the paperwork," Cockrell said. "I need to talk to the coaches again at Nebraska to figure out when they expect me to get to Lincoln. I am sure that I will talk with them later today."
Cockrell is out of school and is anxious to get to work again. He says that he wants to start learning the defense immediately and get to work in the weight room.
"I am just ready to start improving. I want to get in there and learn the technique and the scheme. I also can't wait to get into the weight room and start really working on my strength."
The Huskers have told Cockrell that the plan is to get him ready through the spring and summer to compete for a spot this fall. Cockrell says that his style matches what the Nebraska staff was looking for in a junior college transfer.
"The idea that Nebraska has is that I come in and get ready for fall," Cockrell said. "They have a lot of players graduating at the cornerback position and they like my physical style."