David Reese, a physical inside linebacker committed to Michigan, recently received an offer from Nebraska and took his first trip to Lincoln on Saturday. What he saw was one of the most exciting games of the year, a 39-38 last second victory for the Cornhuskers over Big Ten foe Michigan State.
"It was a great feeling," he said. "They never gave up down 12 in the 4th quarter. It was an amazing comeback. They found a way to win. The defense played great. They only gave up two long runs. The front seven played great. Coach Bray uses a rotation where, they only have four linebackers on scholarship and four or five of them play, so that was good to see."
Beyond how the team played, the scene inside the stadium with the crowd was also of note to Reese.
"That atmosphere was wild. It was sold out. It was crazy there. For my first time there, it was great to see. It was live."
The Cornhuskers are offering early enrollment to Reese, something Michigan is not currently giving him the opportunity to do. That was part of what made him want to take the visit and see what the Cornhuskers were all about. Now that he has seen it, he says he has even more to consider.
"It gave me a lot to think about. Being on that side of the conference, you know they're going to win because of their tradition."
Reese remains committed to Michigan, but has two more officials coming up.
"I visit Florida on the 28th (of November) and Texas on the 10th (of December), that's all I have planned right now."
Reese finished his outstanding senior season with 148 tackles.