Tyrin Ferguson from New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr is a Husker. The 6-foot-3 and 203-pound outside linebacker is fired up about committing to Nebraska. He’s more fired up about the new staff in Lincoln making their way from Corvallis though.
“My commitment to Oregon State wasn’t really about the school,” Ferguson said. “It was about the staff. I knew that it was going to take a lot for me to want to commit to a school so far away from home. And it was, but it was because of the staff.
”Coach Tret Bray and the other coaches at Oregon State saw something in me long before anyone else did. I have a strong relationship with them. They have been recruiting me for nine or 10 months. It’s almost been a year. That means a lot to me.”
The Oregon State staff are known for being solid talent evaluators and they found one again in Ferguson. Ferguson has only been playing the game for two years and has massive amounts of potential. He met with the Oregon State staff in-home last week, but will host the same coach again in January for another school next month.
”Coach Bray was just here to see me a week ago as part of the Oregon State staff. I believe that he will be coming back to see me sometime in January to see me again for Nebraska.”
There are two Edna Karr alum, Glenn Irons and Jariah Tolbert, on the Nebraska roster. Ferguson isn’t sure if either of them know that he is set to join them next year, but he’s known one of the two all of his life. Still, Ferguson comes back to the staff and the relationship that he has with them as to why he is now a future Husker.
”I have known Glenn all of my life. We went to elementary school together. I have really only known Jariah for a year and I don’t really think that either of them know that I am committed to Nebraska now.
”The staff is the reason why I am heading to Nebraska now. I was supposed to go on my official visit this weekend, but I have the ACT test. I will have to go in January. Having guys up there that I know plus the staff makes this a great fit for me.”