Jaleel Laguins picks up offer from Nebraska

2016 outside linebacker Jaleel Laguins is already sitting on six offers. And it's not just the quantity that he already has, but it's the quality of the offers that stands out.

Jaleel Laguins from Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County is a 2016 Top 300 player according to Scout.com. The 6-foot-2 and 207-pound outside linebacker picked up an offer from Nebraska earlier today.

"I got the offer today," Laguins said. "Coach Trent Bray from Nebraska direct messaged me and asked me to call him. The offer took me by surprise."

Laguins admits that the offer was a surprise, but it wasn't because he hadn't been recruited by Nebraska or the conference or anything like that. It was how the conversation started and how it got to actually hearing that Nebraska was offering that surprised him.

"It wasn't the offer itself; it was how he did it. He told me that he wanted me there at Nebraska and then I asked him a question and he said that it meant I had an offer. It was just kind of funny how he did it."

While Laguins is rated as an outside linebacker he feels like not only can he play outside, but also inside. He thinks that there are some things that set him apart outside. He also thinks that he can be moved based on the type of team they are playing against though.

"I think that I can play all of the linebacker spots actually. I feel like my speed and length helps me standout at the outside spots. Those two things set me apart from other players.

"I can keep containment, but I can also move inside against a team that is trying to run the ball down your throat. I feel like I can make that move and help stop the run."

There are now six offers on the table for Laguins. All of them are from SEC or Big Ten schools. "I have six offers right now," Laguins said. "I have offers from Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, Penn State and now Nebraska."

Laguins would like to take advantage of being recruited to get out and see some parts of the country that he hasn't seen before. When he makes those trips he wants to get a feel to see if he can see himself living there beyond school.

"I really want to get out and travel and see these places. Not a lot of people from this part of the nation have traveled to these types of places. I really want to get there and see if I can fit in and see myself living there."


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