4-star DB checks out Nebraska

The Huskers had one of the top sophomores in the area in attendance for the game against McNeese State on Saturday. The four-star defensive back came away thinking that the Nebraska defense could be a great fit.

Kansas City (Mo.) Winnetonka sophomore Djimon Colbert took an unofficial visit on Saturday. The talented 4-star defensive back made the short drive up to Lincoln to check out Nebraska.

"We drove up early on Saturday morning for the visit," Colbert said. "We left about 4:00 in the morning and it was worth it. We got there and got a chance to check out everything.

"They took us around the facilities and showed us the new research center. I got a chance to meet the defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and the offensive line coach that has my area. He used to coach with my head coach at Blue Springs."

Leading into the game Colbert said that he excited to see how some things happen behind the scenes. He also liked being down on the field and checking out the warm-up drills that Nebraska does with their defensive backs.

"The pregame was real cool. We went to the locker room and it was cool to see what they think and did going into a game. It was very exciting getting to see them coming out onto the field.

"I learned a lot from watching the players warm up on the field. I walked over to see the drills they were doing and how they play the ball. I also paid attention to the defensive backs during the game."

The game was close, but Colbert came away with a positive feeling about how he could potentially fit in at Nebraska. He currently plays cornerback, but a move to safety could happen and that makes the Nebraska defense that much more attractive to him.

"I think that I could definitely fit in at Nebraska," Colbert said. "Their coaches and the way that they play is definitely a fit for how I play.

"I play cornerback now because we have a couple of great safeties on our team now. But, there are a lot of people thinking I would move to safety eventually. Their safeties come downhill and really support the run and are involved which makes it a great fit."

Colbert says that at the moment there aren't any other plans for him to take any other trips. The plan to go to Lincoln came together very recently. "I don't have any plans right now. I wasn't planning on Nebraska, but I got invited from them through my coach on Tuesday to come and visit."


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