After receiving a Nebraska offer in early May, Winnetonka high school (MO.) 2017 cornerback Djimon Colbert visited Lincoln for the second time during his recruitment over the weekend.
Colbert visited Nebraska under the previous coaching staff, but his offer from the Huskers came from new head coach Mike Riley and crew.
“The first time I went up there it felt like home and love the feel of Lincoln,” said Colbert. “They really care about it more than just the football side of it, but as a person to. I know that it’s a great place to be and they have awesome facilities.
“This time I wanted to meet some of the new coaches. I wanted to meet Riley and his staff. They are a great group of guys. I got to talk with Kenny Wilhite a lot, he’s a great dude and showed me around.”
Colbert has offers from Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. He also feels his first SEC offer could be close.
“I definitely want to make it to Iowa for another game,” said Colbert. “Other than that, I want to make it to Kansas for one. I for sure want to see a game at Arkansas. I don’t know when, but their coaches started following me on Twitter. They want me to come up there, so they might be trying to offer me. I don’t know.”
As far as a return trip to Lincoln?
“Definitely,” said Colbert. “My first time, we went to the new science building. This time they switched it out and showed us some other stuff. I really feel like I have a good feel for the place. I like it.”
Colbert spent much of his time watching the Nebraska secondary.
“I loved the way Nebraska played,” said Colbert. “They came out really hard. The secondary was fun to watch. The corners were in man press. When Gerry made that interception, it was pretty cool. It was loud. I thought it was over at that point.”
Winnetonka is 1-2 on the second, after dropping to Lee’s Summit West last Friday, 35-7.
“I had a bunch of tackles and a fumble recovery. They aren’t really throwing my way the first couple of games,” said Colbert. “We have a few young guys. Teams would rather just not test me.”
The Griffins take on Raytown this weekend.