One of the names in the 2014 class that people had circled who might have contributed right away was Jaevon Walton. The 6-foot-0 and 225-pound linebacker from New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr made it to Lincoln during the summer, but left Lincoln and went back home.
The whereabouts of Walton was a common topic the days and weeks leading up to the season. Even Coach Bo Pelini had thought that Walton would return before the season started.
That never happened.
What's more is that Walton's Twitter feed dried up and then the season came around and people asked and thought less and less about the missing recruit. That was until Walton reappeared on social media and he was talking about Nebraska.
Walton was back, re-engaging with Nebraska fans and then announced that he would be coming back to Lincoln in the spring. It may be a few months later than originally anticipated, but in case of this talented recruit and Nebraska it's better late than never.
Nebraska fans saw the linebacker spots go through injuries with Michael Rose and David Santos this season. They saw rotations at MIKE which included the season opening starter Josh Banderas being spelled and sometimes outshined by former walk-on Trevor Roach.
Looking back at the season and a defense where newcomers had a chance to see the field like Byerson Cockrell, Josh Kalu, Kieron Williams and Chris Jones. It might have been interesting if a player like Walton could have fit into the picture because of his physical style.
Walton tweeted earlier this week that he would be in Lincoln this weekend for the game against Minnesota. The Huskers have their last home game of the 2014-15 season and it's Senior Day. There will be plenty thinking about what the seniors have done for the team and the program there will also be thoughts about things to come from Walton.