Wichita (Kans.) East defensive end Xavier Kelly was one of a number of talented recruits in Lincoln today for the Nebraska spring game. The 6-foot-5 and 230-pound Kelly got to campus early allowing some time to look around.
"I got up here about 9:00 this morning," Kelly said. "We toured the facilities and talked about academics before the game. The facilities at Nebraska are very nice. I have been to a couple of other schools and can compare.
:22 – ‘17 prospects Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (4-star) and Darny Holmes (5-star).
1:06 – Nebraska ’16 prep Cade Johnson, son of former Husker Clester Johnson.
1:12 – Former NFL Pro Bowler Keyshawn Johnson.
1:45 - Nebraska 2016 commit Jared Bubak.
2:06 - Juco CB prospect Maurice Chandler.
2:30 – JUCO OT prospect Quinn Mittermeier.
"The weight room at Nebraska is huge and the stadium is amazing. I visited last year for the Purdue game. This is my first time coming to Lincoln with the new coaching staff."
Kelly was blown away by the fan support that Nebraska received today. He said that in essence the spring game is a scrimmage and the attendance today said a lot about the fan support at Nebraska.
"Their fans are passionate," Kelly said. "They had 80,000 fans there today for what was basically a practice or a scrimmage. It shows a lot."
The new staff at Nebraska has told Kelly what they like about him now. They also said that they really like what he can become. Kelly says that what he likes to do on the football field really fits the scheme of the new staff and what they are looking to do.
"The Nebraska staff likes my size and my speed. I think that they like the player that I am now, but really like what I can become. They see a lot of potential in me.
"I like to play fast and get off on the ball quick. I like the Nebraska defensive scheme and I think that it would be a good fit for me."
Kelly gave the visit today a perfect rating. He says that he has plans to commit in January on live television as part of his All-American invite.
"The visit to Nebraska today was a "10"," Kelly said. "I am playing in the U.S. Army All-American game on January 9th and I will be announcing my decision then."