Pelini talks OL

Nebraska landed three All-Americans on the offensive line, but head coach Bo Pelini tried to temper early expectations for the group.

LINCOLN, Neb, - It's not very often a Nebraska position features three high school All-Americans. It's even rarer to see it in just one class.

The Nebraska coaching staff's efforts to land D.J. Foster, Tanner Farmer, and Nick Gates paid big dividends on Wednesday – when the three officially signed with the Huskers.

When watching their film, it's not hard to imagine the three playing along side each as three-year starters.

"I really like that group," said Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. "We're going to want them to come in and work hard. That's what we want out of each and every one of them, to develop."

While happy with the three, Pelini did try to downgrade early expectations for the group.

"I know everybody wants to talk about these guys like they're ready to be All-Pros. They're not," said Pelini. "They're young men that, really across the country, have potential and have a lot of work ahead of them. A lot of work to do and a lot of development that needs to be made."

Possibly joining the All-Americans up front will be Grenta's Mick Stoltenberg. The senior worked all five spots during Nebraska's camp and is currently projected as a three-star offensive tackle.

"Mick) Stoltenberg, a guy I know who can be a heckuva an offensive lineman, but also has the potential to be a tremendous defensive lineman if we go that route," said Pelini. "Mick, a kid who's that big and can run the way he can, can do a lot of different things for us. What we've talked about is we'll play him where we can get him on the field the quickest. I think he's a guy who's going to be a heckuva football player down the line."

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