Exciting opportunity for Meduna

The 2014 walk-on group for Nebraska is impressive. One of the more intriguing players is Nate Meduna from Wahoo (Nebr.) Bishop Neumann. The Huskers like Meduna on both sides of the football potentially.

Nate Meduna didn't know immediately that he he was going to walk-on at Nebraska after getting the opportunity, but it didn't take long to decide. The 6-foot-6 and 230-pound tight end/defensive end prospect from Wahoo (Nebr.) Bishop Neumann had a few other offers.

"I got offered and agreed a few weeks ago," Meduna said. "I got offered a couple of weeks before the visit weekend actually. I had offers from Doane, Wayne State and a couple of other schools."

It was a decision that came down to a couple of keys for Meduna. The keys ranged from the athletic to the academic for Meduna who plans on majoring in engineering.

"I really like the program at Nebraska. The surroundings like the facilities and the student foundation really helped. Nebraska also has a really good engineering program and that was big to my decision."

The Huskers like Meduna at one of two positions at the moment. Meduna has a preference between the two, but obviously will be the position that puts him in a better spot to get on the field and possibly get that scholarship the quickest.

"Nebraska actually likes me either at tight end or at defensive end. I'd say that I probably prefer tight end a little bit because I just enjoy offense a little bit better than defense.

"As a tight end I think that I have good size, but I need to get stronger. I have defense hands even though we didn't throw a lot. On defense I can get a good push and I have long arms."

The opportunity to be a Husker was also a big part of the process for Meduna. He can recall going to games with his father and having a chance to play on that very field is important to him.

"Pursuing the dream was a big part to my decision. I can remember going to Nebraska games with my dad when I was little. Getting a chance to go there and play is exciting for me."

Meduna has a 3.88 GPA and scored a 21 on his ACT. As a senior he caught 19 passes for 471 yards as a senior, an average of nearly 25 yards per reception and hauled in six touchdown passes. On defense, Meduna racked up 62 tackles, including 22.5 tackles for loss and four sacks, and he forced two fumbles, while recovering three others.

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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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