Ashland-Greenwood high school (Neb.) defensive lineman Brett Kitrell was living high last August. The junior was moving around well and had impressed multiple people in attendance at the Huskers' Friday Night Lights Camp in June. A teammate of 2016 Husker commitment Ben Stille, Kitrell was ready for colleges to jump in on his recruitment.
But in just the Bluejays' second game of the season, Kitrell went down with a knee injury that cost the 2017 prospect the entire season.
"It definitely slowed things down," said Kitrell. "I was feeling really good. I was a lot quicker, stronger, faster, and now schools are wanting to see me move after my injury. It hindered me quite a bit, but I'm full board right now. I'm do everything with track and doing everything I used to."
The Nebraska prep will now rely on the camp circuit to get back on a potential offer list for schools across the country. At this point South Dakota State has thrown a scholarship on the table. Teams like Nebraska, UCLA, Stanford, Kansas State, Iowa State and North Dakota State want to see more.
On Saturday, Kitrell was in Lincoln for the Huskers' junior day.
"It was good. It was really cool. I got to talk to a lot of good coaches," said Kitrell. "I was at Nebraska's junior day as a sophomore last year as well...I think they want me to come to camp. There are other schools showing me more contact, but I touched base with Coach Parrella and Coach Cavanaugh today. They both want to see me at camp."
Kitrell is the brother of current Nebraska fullback Bo Kitrell. His father, Barry Kitrell, was a walk-on for the Huskers in the 80s.
Last season against Wahoo in the opening game of the year, a game Big Red Report was present, Kitrell has 10+ tackles and a sack.