Wilbon talks about commitment

The decision for Mikale Wilbon to choose Nebraska was about fit. He fits the offense, loves the offensive line and really likes the coaches and players. He is also looking forward to learning from Ameer Abdullah next year.

Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon committed to Nebraska last night. The running back was pending a visit to Syracuse, which he won't make now, because everything was right for him at Nebraska.

"It was a little bit of everything," Wilbon said. "It was their offense, the offensive line is huge and I loved the coaches and the players there at Nebraska."

The fit of the offense for Wilbon was huge for his decision in choosing the Huskers. He sees an offense that not only fits, but will find a number of different ways to get him the football.

"I think that the Nebraska offense really fits my running style. They have multiple offenses and I can get the ball a number of different ways which I like."

Wilbon is looking forward to getting to Nebraska because of one of the running backs that is there. Ameer Abdullah is likely a top Heisman Trophy candidate and Wilbon wants to learn everything that he can from Abdullah and apply it to his game.

"After Abdullah leaves it's wide open. I want to learn everything that I can from him, put them in my game and mix my game and his game together to dominate. He's going to be a Heisman Trophy candidate so I will be focusing on every detail."

Wilbon committed face to face with the Nebraska staff. The head coach was there to see Wilbon and when he committed he got a genuine reaction from Coach Pelini.

"I committed to Head Coach Bo Pelini when he was here," Wilbon said. "He was excited when I said that I was committing. He jumped up and hugged me afterward."

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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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