Aidan Smith talks visit to Nebraska

Nebraska hosted one of the top quarterbacks in the Midwest this week. The ability to throw from the pocket and have some mobility could help him get an offer from the Huskers.

Nebraska has been telling recent visiting recruits that the plan is to take a quarterback in the class of 2016. The Huskers hosted one of the best quarterbacks in the Midwest earlier this week and Aidan Smith is one the road again set to see another school tomorrow.

"I am actually in Columbus, Ohio right now," Smith said. "We are on our way to see the spring game tomorrow at Ohio. We are on the move since seeing Nebraska earlier this week."

The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound quarterback from Fort Wayne (Ind.) Carroll got to Nebraska towards the beginning of the week. It worked out well considering he had family just 45 minutes away from Lincoln to stop in and see the Huskers.

"We got to Nebraska on Tuesday. We stayed with my aunt who lives in Omaha and that's just 45 minutes away from Lincoln. We met with Coach Hank Hughes who I have been communicating with over social media.

"We went into the meeting room from there and met with all of the coaches. After that we took a tour of what Nebraska had to offer and had a chance to sit down with Coach Mike Riley."

Smith grew up a Nebraska fan. He's been to numerous Nebraska games -- home and away -- going back to 2006 from what he can remember. He has seen the improvements that Nebraska has made first-hand prior to his visit this week.

"I've grown up a fan of Nebraska," Smith said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play there. I've been to some games there before. the stadium renovations that they have made over the years have been great. All of their facilities like the weight room and indoor facility are really nice."

Smith is sitting on four offers at this point. Smith is a pocket passer who has mobility. Being able to sit in the pocket and throw the ball is likely what Nebraska is really looking for in the 2016 class. If they can find a player that can do that and has some mobility that would be a real plus.

"I have four offers right now," Smith said. "I have offers from Toledo, Buffalo, Ball State and Ohio. I got a chance to sit with Coach Riley for 20 minutes and he said that they are taking one quarterback in the 2016 class and it's an important spot.

"They said that they can see me running their offense and do some of the read option that was run in the previous offense. I run a 4.61/40 and they are changing offenses. It was great to get there to really start building that relationship with the staff this week."


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