Visit to Nebraska impresses Hockaday

Nebraska hosted 3-star outside linebacker Jack Hockaday on Friday. The standout from Maroa (Ill.) Maroa-Forsyth came away impressed with the visit to Lincoln.

Nebraska has been bringing in some high-profile recruits this spring to see their practices. Yesterday the Huskers hosted 3-star outside linebacker Jack Hockaday from Maroa (Ill.) Maroa-Forsyth.

"I got to Lincoln on Thursday night actually," Hockaday said. "We went over to the stadium at 9:30 on Friday morning and we didn't wrap up our visit until 7:00 that night."

On Friday morning the No. 29 rated outside linebacker said that he got to take the tour. Along the tour he met a lot of people associated with the program and also got an opportunity to sit down with the academic counselors.

"The first things we did on Friday was take the tour, see all of the facilities, meet all of the different people and we sat down with the academic advisers.

"After that they were practicing that day and I wanted to go and see how they practiced, what they did with their linebackers and see how I would fit in there."

Hockaday has said all long that he likes to get his opportunities to guard tight ends, wide receivers and running backs. The Nebraska coaching staff demonstrated where they saw him fitting in and showed how they would intend to use him on the field.

"Coach Ross Els told me that they like me as a WILL linebacker. I think that I could do either of the two outside positions at Nebraska because they ask them both to guard guys man to man and also play in space. I think that I do that well."

This was the first visit to Nebraska for Hockaday and based on his expectations he says that the Huskers exceeded them. He would like to get back to Lincoln, but says that a visit to Iowa on the 28th is the only other trip that he has planned at the moment.

"I would say that the visit definitely exceeded my expectations," Hockaday said. "I really enjoyed all of the facilities, seeing their practice and meeting all of the coaches."

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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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