Bryan Brokop from New Lenox (Ill.) Lincoln-Way West got the messaged that someone from Nebraska was going to be at his game on Friday night. The 6-foot-5 and 273-pound offensive guard committed to the Huskers just three weeks ago and Nebraska was getting a chance to come and see them before the Northwestern game.
"Coach John Garrison was here from Nebraska on Friday night," Garrison said. "I can't talk to them, but my coach told me that he was coming. I messaged him on Twitter and he got back to me too."
Brokop returned the favor the next night heading to the Nebraska game in Evanston as a fan and a future Husker. He wasn't there as a visitor for Northwestern -- they bought their tickets -- and said that he really liked what he saw from the Nebraska offense.
"They started to run the outside zone play in the second half and it was really working. They are extremely physical up front and when they really get after it they maul people. That's my mentality."
The Nebraska staff saw Lincoln-Way West get a win which was their seventh of the season. There was a lot of talk about this being a down season for Brokop's team. They have really come together and a lot of young players have stepped up.
"We won on Friday 34-6. We are 7-1 now and I am not sure what we are ranked since we moved up to 6A. I know that it has to be pretty high though.
"We have a lot of young guys that stepped up. We rotate two junior quarterbacks and two junior running backs. We also have some junior wide receivers, a sophomore starting linebacker and another sophomore that rotates in. It was supposed to be an off year, but I kind of knew we would step up."
Nebraska will get another chance or two to host Brokop this fall. His mother works for the airline industry which helps with travel. "Oh, definitely we will make it to some more games," Brokop said. "I would say at least one or two. We just have to figure out which ones we are coming back to see."