Scouting report: The January arrivals

Come inside as BRR takes a look at Nebraska's three midyear enrollees.

LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska's spring semester starts today and will feature three new football players as full-time students.

Big Red Report provides a premium look at the shiny new prospects arriving in Lincoln.

Zack Darlington | | 6-2 | 205 | Apopka Senior HS (FL)

Darlington is not the biggest quarterback, or the guy with the rocket arm, or even great speed. But he's a tough field general who does a lot of things really well. He has good size and is a very good athlete. He has a solid and accurate arm. He may be at his best on the move, whether by design or improvising when a play breaks down. He's heady, plays with poise and already does a nice job with his ball handling.
– National recruiting analyst Jamie Neberg

Byerson Cockrell | | 6-2 | 185 | East Mississippi JC

Cockrell played more safety than a true cornerback, but watch the film and you will see an incredible break on the ball, natural instincts from both spots and is also a solid tackler. Nebraska loses four, senior cornerbacks and getting a guy like Cockrell in the spring is huge to a defense that will be very solid in the front seven next year.
- Big Red Report recruiting analyst Bryan Munson

Joe Keels | | 6-4 | 275 | Highland C.C. (KS)

The four-star junior college standout will likely have a chance to start from day one at Nebraska. While he doesn't hit Lincoln with as much hype as Randy Gregory, it's the hope that Keels can be as special on the opposite side. He's got a good first step and has good outside leverage. He's not a speed rusher, but a guy who can use multiple techniques to get into the backfield.
- Big Red Report publisher Josh Harvey

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