Fort Worth (Tex.) Timber Creek high school offensive lineman Alan Ali has a serious offer list and on Saturday was in Lincoln for the Huskers junior day.
On Saturday night, on his way to Ames for a visit with the Iowa State Cyclones, Ali talked with Big Red Report.
"Overall I really loved the experience. The coaches were great and I had a great talk with coach Riley and coach Cav," said Ali. "The facilities are the best in the country and of course the city of Lincoln was great. I really loved the city."
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle is currently the nation's No. 66 overall player at his position. His offer list consists of schools such as: Arizona State, Virginia, Nebraska, Iowa State and Cal. But, at this point Ali has somewhat of a surprise to some recruitniks standing out front.
"As of right now Nebraska is No. 2 on my list. It is a great school and I was very impressed with everything I saw today," said Ali. "SMU is still No. 1 for me right now. I'm not sure as of right now who can over take them. They have just really made an impression on me that's hard to forget."
Ali did say Nebraska is currently in line for an official visit. The Huskers have a solid track record against smaller schools when the game day environment is able to play a factor.
"Nebraska has a great history and tradition," said Ali on the biggest reason he felt the need to visit. "As soon as they offered me I had to get up there and experience it for myself. It was very important to be able to see it in person."
Ali describes his game the following:
"I'm an athletic type of lineman that can pull out and get out in the screen game and block down the field," Ali told PonyStampede.com, part of the Scout.com network. "My pass blocking has always been good, but my run game has really come along and I've been able to finish off people. I need a more explosive first step off the ball and getting in better position on blocks."
We will continue to monitor the 2017 prospect's recruitment.