Phenix City (Ala.) Central junior-to-be defensive back John Broussard is already a national recruit. The 6-foot-0 and 165-pound Broussard picked up an offer pretty much out of the blue from the Huskers earlier in the week.
"I got the offer from Nebraska earlier in the week," Broussard said. "I got it on Wednesday or Tuesday. Coach Charlton Warren is my recruiting coach from Nebraska and he's also the defensive backs coach.
"To be honest, I hadn't heard a lot from Nebraska before they offered. I had gotten a couple of questionnaires is about all. The offer really surprised me."
Broussard credits his competitiveness on the football for his success. He also says that he has range that most don't and that he can really use his size against his opposition.
"I think that I am just really competitive. I have great range for a defensive back and I also know how to use my size to my advantage."
The 2016 recruit said that he left the field last year wanting to get faster and quicker. It's not that he isn't both of those things already, but there is always room for improvement.
"I wanted to work on my speed and quickness this off-season. They weren't bad, but you can always get better."
The Nebraska offer pulls Broussard within two of being in double-digits. The talented junior-to-be says that he likes the attention and that he's not letting it distract him.
"I really like all of the attention that I have been receiving so far. I like talking to all of the coaches that are showing interest and I am not letting it go to my head."
The Nebraska offer is fairly new for Broussard, but he's been thinking about it already. He says that Nebraska is a school that he would like to get out and see this summer if he could.
"I think that Nebraska is definitely a school that I would like to visit. I might try to get there this summer."