Haughton talks Nebraska offer

The Nebraska staff is off to an excellent start when it comes to assembling their recruiting class of 2015. The Huskers recently offered Waco (Texas) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton.

Kahlil Haughton is one of the top players in the state of Texas for 2015, but this season he will star on the track for Waco (Texas) Midway. The 6-foot-2 and 170-pound safety will be running a number of events this spring.

"I am running track right now," Haughton said. "I am going to do mostly relays, going to do the open 200m and 400m. I made it to regionals last year."

Haughton is anxious to get back on the field. He has really set out for big improvement this off-season. He says that he wants to test it out and see the improvements that he's made.

"I can't wait to see how I have improved. I have been adding weight, adding speed and I am doing drills so I want to see how I have done.

"I really worked on my strength. I thought that my footwork and coverage skills were O.K. Playing in the box was something that I needed to improve on."

There is a dividing opinion about where Haughton could play at the next level and he's hearing about it too. He definitely has a preference which position he would like to play at the next level.

"I am hearing that I could play safety or cornerback at the next level. It really doesn't matter to me which, but if I had to choose I would say safety. I can see the field more from there and have more of an impact."

Haughton is nearing 20 total offers. He says that he's looking for an environment that will help him be comfortable. He's also concerned about getting his education and is looking for a coaching staff that he can trust.

"I have 17 offers right now," Haughton said. "I am looking mainly at the environment when it comes to my decision. I want to see how comfortable I can be. I am also looking at academics.

"Playing football isn't going to last forever. I need to make sure that I get my education. I will also look for a great staff that I can trust."

The Huskers are one of the latest teams to offer Haughton. He says that he doesn't know a lot about them beyond that they used to be in the Big 12. He has spoken with one of the coaches from Nebraska and has heard about their strong academics.

"I really don't know a lot about Nebraska. They look like they will have a strong team this year. I spoke with Coach Ross Els from Nebraska and he stressed with me the academics at Nebraska and the number of academic All-Americans at Nebraska."

The spring will be busy and it will be tough for Haughton to take any trips. He has seen a fair number of schools already and says that he would like to get out this summer to see additional schools.

"I don't really have any visit plans set because of track and spring practices. I have been to Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech already."


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