Huskers host newest commit

The Nebraska recruiting class grew this past week when Omaha (Nebr.) Central defensive end DaiShon Neal committed to the Huskers. Neal was in Lincoln this weekend meeting his future teammates and was congratulated by the coaching staff.

DaiShon Neal was in Lincoln this weekend just a few days after committing to Nebraska. The 6-foot-8 and 240-pound defensive end from Omaha (Nebr.) Central was welcomed to Lincoln by a couple of commits and all of the coaching staff.

"I got to the school around noon on Saturday," Neal said. "Right when I got there I met with Avery Anderson and Eric Lee. After I met them and talked to them for a while I got a chance to talk with the coaching staff.

"I spoke with Bo Pelini and he congratulated me on my commitment and welcomed me. I also spoke with Coach John Papuchis, Coach Rich Kaczenski and Coach Barney Cotton. They loved that I committed early and that I am part of their family."

Neal committed to Nebraska just earlier in the week shortly after picking up the offer from the Huskers. He said that people already knew who he was at the game and that he really liked it when Bo came out of the tunnel with the cat.

"I really enjoyed the pre-game. I gave a lot of kids high fives as I was walking out. They were all yelling at us "The future is here!". It was great seeing Bo coming out of the locker room with the cat. The crowd went crazy."

Neal is being looked at as a defensive end by Nebraska. he says that after watching the defense for Nebraska that he definitely sees how he fits and he looks forward to working with the coaches and the players in Lincoln.

"I know that I fit the defensive style because I am big, I am athletic and because I have length and height. I am going to learn everything that I can from the coaches and the teammates, play my role and help to get the team some wins."

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