Mention the name Eric Hagg to a Husker fan and you will hear about how Hagg is still the benchmark for the peso position. The peso position in Bo Pelini's defense is incredibly valuable. It requires a player that is diverse – has speed and hips to play corner and physically can play safety – so the types are hard to come by.
"He runs well enough to play corner but as he fills out, we like him as a free safety who will be able to cover a ton of ground in the secondary making plays." - Greg Biggins, Scout.com
There has been a list of players' names that have come up that are on the team in Lincoln that could play the position. Names like D.J. Singleton, Drake Martinez and Nathan Gerry in the 2013 class and Luke Gifford who will be joining the team in June as part of the 2014 class. Get ready to add another from the 2015 class.
Anderson at the spring game
Avery Anderson from Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek is 6-foot-1 and 174-pounds and is nationally rated as a cornerback. Anderson is a four-star recruit and the No. 30 cornerback in the nation. It's Anderson's frame and physical approach to the game though that puts him squarely into that peso category.
Anderson has a great backpedal, breaks incredibly quick and when he meets the ball carrier it's with a violent hit. And what's best is that Anderson doesn't get caught up in just making the hit. He's a ball hawk and cause the turnovers with the best of them.