Huskers impress Wilbon

Nebraska is clearly trying to add a running back to the 2014 class and have their sights firmly set on Mikale Wilbon. Wilbon was in Lincoln this past weekend. What were his thoughts and what is next for Wilbon?

Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle Institute, Mikale Wilbon, was in Lincoln this weekend visiting Nebraska. The 5-foot-9 and 192-pound running back came away impressed with what Nebraska has to offer.

"The visit to Nebraska went great," Wilbon said. "I really liked it. I liked the dorms and the facilities there at Nebraska."

The offensive coaching staff from Nebraska were really part of a joint effort in hosting Wilbon this past weekend. They explained how Wilbon fits the offense and told him who they thought he looked like.

"All of the coaches said that I was a perfect fit for their offense. Coach Bo Pelini, Ron Brown, Tim Beck and John Garrison all said that I ran like Tre Mason."

Wilbon's senior film is impressive. He simply says that he can do it all as a runner and is still trying to get better. "I can really do it all as a running back. I can catch the ball out of the backfield, I have good speed and good strength."

Wilbon was a Vanderbilt commitment until head coach James Franklin left to be the head coach at Penn State. Wilbon is trying to line up a couple more visits before announcing his decision on signing day.

"I haven't spoken to Vanderbilt since they changed head coaches. Their new coach did add me on Twitter however.

"I have been talking to Penn State and Coach Franklin the most. They came to see me at my school and they are trying to get me to visit, but they haven't offered yet.

"Over the next two weekends I am planning on taking two more official visits. I am not sure where yet, more than likely Penn State and Missouri, and then re-evaluate things. I will make my decision on national signing day."

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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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