Raridon checks out Nebraska

Nebraska may be trying to put together their 2015 class, but they were looking further on up the road yesterday. One of the top junior offensive lineman in the nation was in Lincoln. This was a return visit for the standout junior and he could be back in just a couple of months.

Nebraska may be about half-way complete trying to fill out their class of 2015. Yesterday though they were hosting an early offer for the class of 2016, offensive lineman John Raridon from West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley.

"I was in Lincoln last year for the Northwestern game," Raridon said. "That was a great game to see. I wanted to get to know the coaches and some of the younger players with this trip.

"I was there for one of their spring practices. I hadn't seen a college football practice before so it was intense; high-tempo and hard hitting."

The 6-foot-4 and 260-pound offensive lineman has visited Iowa and is holding offers from both the Hawkeyes and Iowa State. Raridon says that it's tough for any school to compare their facilities to those of Nebraska.

"I really don't think that it can get much better than at Nebraska. I would definitely be nice to have those types of facilities available as a player. I really like the weight room and the locker room the most."

The Huskers are trying to get Raridon to return in a couple of months for one of their two upcoming junior days before summer hits. "The Nebraska staff was talking to me about Big Red Weekend in June," Raridon said. "I think that I might be able to get back for that. I will have to see."


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