Eric Lee from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian has been to see a game in Lincoln a number of times, but this would be his official visit weekend. The Nebraska commit got to Lincoln on Friday and got to see some things that he never had a chance to do before.
“I am at the airport,” Lee said. “I got here around noon on Friday. I got to hang out with some of the players in the lounge. I got to go to team meetings and position meetings after that. The team was well prepared – they knew the checks and the routes – they knew their opponent well.
”I went to the team dinner that night and that was nice. I got a chance to speak with a lot of people including some of the other defensive backs. D.J. Foster was my host and we didn’t go to the movie. We just hung out with Nick Gates and Peyton Newell too.”
Lee has seen the facilities and met all of the people. This trip though was about getting ready to enroll in college in January. He looked over his spring semester and the classes that he will be taking. Lee is excited to get to Lincoln to start his college life.
”For the most part it was about academics. With me the big part was enrolling early and talking about my spring semester. I am looking forward to starting college. I am ready for a challenge and I want to start something new.”
There were some special pregame festivities last night before the opening kickoff. Lee got a chance to meet some of the 1994 National Champions and also met former head coach and athletic director Tom Osborne. That was a standout moment for Lee about this weekend.
”The pregame was fantastic last night. They honored the 1994 National Championship team who beat Miami in the Orange Bowl. We got to see that beforehand. I also got to meet Coach Tom Osborne. That was very humbling and an honor.”
Lee knew the game plan and watching from the stands he felt like the defense executed pretty well. He also knew that things were getting chippy on the field, but the defense did well not letting it get to them.
”I thought that the defense played well,” Lee said. “They knew their assignments and they kept their composure. I liked how the defensive backs responded. They would allow a big play and respond well on the next play. It’s exciting to think about playing in that secondary and being a Blackshirt.”
The visit was perfect for Lee. He said that he liked talking to all of the uncommitted official visitors like Kenneth McGruder and Kahlil Haughton who also play in the secondary. Both were impressed with what they saw this weekend according to Lee.
”It was a ‘10’. I loved everything about my official visit. I talked with a lot of the other official visitors while I was here like Kenneth McGruder. He talked at lunch and again during the game. I told him about the tunnel walk and how the fans would know who he was and he enjoyed that a lot.
”I know that McGruder was really impressed with what he saw on the official visit. I also talked to Kahlil Haughton, but not as much as McGruder. He also liked the trip and said it wasn’t like a lot of the other schools he had visited before.”