Jared Bubak doing some recruiting

Jared Bubak committed to Nebraska sooner than any junior has since Ryne Reeves in 2009. Bubak could have been sitting on that island for a while by himself, but was joined a month later by two other recruits.

Jared Bubak from Lincoln (Nebr.) Christian is being recruited to play tight end at Nebraska. The 6-foot-4 and 240-pound recruit isn't playing tight end right now out of necessity, but he is playing on both sides of the football.

"Things aren't going to plan really," Bubak said. "We are 2-3 right now. We are figuring out our identity on offense. One of our best running backs broke his ankle and that hurt.

"I am running the football between 30 and 35 times a game and playing quarterback. I am not getting any time at tight end. I am also playing defensive end and doing awesome there. I don't know my stats, but I have a lot of tackles for loss."

Bubak seemed destined to look around and go through the process -- particularly following a visit to Tennessee -- but return trips to Nebraska changed his mind. Bubak committed at the home opener almost 18 months before he will sign and could have been the sole member of the class, but he got company last weekend.

"It feels awesome. I really didn't expect it. Bryan Brokop committed right there and John Raridon did a little while later. I think that they were impressed with the coaches and the facilities the most.

"I got a chance to speak with both of them later and we just talked about our seasons, the coaches and you just tell how much they were loving their visits."

Bubak falls in a bit of a line behind guys like Josh Banderas and Luke Gifford. Local kids who committed early to Nebraska that could help be a catalyst or even a recruiter when it comes to the 2016 recruiting class.

"The coaches definitely wanted me to me at the beginning when kids are here for practice or for a game. I had been talking to Brokop, Raridon and Matt Farniol already.

"I have really be focusing on the offensive linemen. I haven't really had a chance to move around and contact players at the other positions."

Nebraska heads into what might be the game of the year in the Big Ten. Bubak saw this coming before the season a little bit. He says that the offense is clicking and that should give the Huskers confidence on Saturday night.

"When I looked at the schedule before the season it was the game that I had circled," Bubak said. "I think that it's going to be an amazing game. Ameer Abdullah and the whole offense are playing so well right now."

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