Decker enjoys JR Day at Nebraska

Michael Decker from Omaha (Nebr.) North is the only in-state junior holding an offer from the Huskers at the moment. Decker was in Lincoln this weekend for junior day. What were his thoughts about the visit?

Michael Decker is the only in-state junior holding a Nebraska offer at the moment. The 6-foot-4 and 280-pound offensive lineman from Omaha (Nebr.) North was in Lincoln this weekend for Nebraska's junior day.

"We are on our way home right now," Decker said. "I really loved it. What really stood out was meeting Coach John Garrison for the first time. We had said hi to one another before, but never really spoke.

"I really liked what was being said in the position meetings with the coaches and the other recruits. I love the strength and conditioning program here at Nebraska and the medical side stood out to me as well."

Decker is holding an offer from the Huskers, but will likely be a national recruit as things progress. It's always a thought about what a home-state school has to do to keep a player from leaving the state. With Decker it's just going to take time and developing the relationship.

"I know know what they would have to do specifically for me. Really, I am developing my relationship with Coach Barney Cotton and Coach Garrison. That is big for me. They like how I play and we are starting to build that relationship."

Decker has some impressive junior film on both sides of the football. Potentially, he could be a DI recruit on both sides of the football, but by his own admission he has more experience on one side. He does go back and forth though with which side he likes best at times.

"I think that I am most comfortable on the offensive line because I am the most experienced there. Flipping over to defense wouldn't be that big of a deal, I spoke with Coach Garrison and Coach Cotton about it and they both played defense, but I think that we agree on offense.

"I think that they are thinking offensive guard mostly. Really playing defense isn't something that I did a lot of before this year. I actually hadn't played defense since my 8th grade year. I kind of go back and forth as to which side of the ball I like the most some times."

There aren't a lot of other plans for Decker at the moment. He knows that there is a camp or two that he has planned, but he is very focused on his upcoming track season. He is eyeing a couple of possible return visits to Lincoln if given the opportunity.

"I am just going to keep working hard, stay in shape, and I do throw shot in track in the spring. I don't have other trips planned. I may have a camp that I am not thinking of. If I get a chance to go to Big Red Weekend or the Nebraska spring game I would like to go back."

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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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