THE SKINNY - Jan. 19, 2004

This edition of the SKINNY includes a QB that will transfer, but right now, we don't know where. A RB that is interested in Nebraska, but are they interested in him? Calvin Darity visits LSU, Rhyan Anderson talks about his favorites and we scour the country to see where NU is at with some of the best around. Keep ahead of the recruiting game with your SKINNY, the rapid recap in recruiting.

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Calvin Darity

6-3/270/5.20

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The Skinny:  Just getting back from his visit to LSU, Darity described the experience similar to everyone else. Honestly though, Calvin has done his best to be very even in his comments about every single school he has looked and and continues to look at. In instance, he's just as consistent. "I like the visit." Calvin said. "But, I would say it's about the same as the rest." Not even the names on the back of the jersey, could budge Darity as all his visits, at least to him have been totally equal in comparison. Tennessee and Florida State will finish the slate up for Darity, but don't expect a decision right away after that. Darity is quite fanatical in his analysis of the schools, so expect that to take place before he makes his full decision. Darity will be looking for however the best package for him in regards to math programs as Darity is amongst the nation's best in that area.

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Rhyan Anderson

6-5/265/4.70

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The Skinny : He's got his pick of the best of the best it would seem as Rhyan's final list resembles a who's who of college football. Miami, Florida, USC, Ohio State and Oklahoma. And, Rhyan just finished up his official visits, rounding off his list with his most recent trip to Miami. Rhyan said that he definitely didn't have a leader right now, but needless to say, I wondered if Nebraska had been in contact with him since all their changes down in Lincoln. "No, I haven't heard anything from them." In all actuality, Rhyan didn't even know that Nebraska had any coaching changes, so that gives you an idea of the contact between him and the Huskers. Rhyan said that he's not definite on when he will make his decision as to which of the top five schools he will attend for the future.

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Clavorris Sibley

5-11/201/4.47

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The Skinny: Over 2,000 all-purpose yards last year helped Sibley to get noticed by plenty of schools around the country. Add 25 touchdowns to that and the fact that over 500 of his yards came as a receiver, his versatility is obvious. Versatile enough that he sports an offer from Northwestern according to Sibley, the Cats being his most recent visit. Since I am basically calling everyone around with the new coaching staff almost fully in place in the land of the Cornhuskers, Sibley was a prime candidate considering how open he was at this point and his high school numbers didn't hurt. Sibley stated that Nebraska hadn't contacted him, but he also went on to say that he wouldn't mind it a bit if they did. "That's just a great program there." Clavorris said. "An opportunity to play there is something else, because they have a great running back tradition." Out of his choices, Sibley said that he's looking at the aforementioned Northwestern team, but also, Mississippi State. The one thing that has probably held Sibley back more than anything are questions academically, but Sibley said that once he passes one remaining elective, he's good to go. "My GPA is 2.0, but I was told that because of my ACT score (22), all I have to do is pass my last class and I will be in the Clearinghouse." Sibley will know if he passed this class sometime in March.

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Tim Jamison

6-3/230/4.80

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The Skinny:   I talked to Tim Jamison Sr. last year about the status of his son and whether they were going to visit Nebraska or not. Nebraska had contacted the younger Jamison since Bill Callahan has taken over the Huskers. At that time, Tim Sr. wasn't sure as to whether they would take an official there or not. As for now, not much has changed except for what the Jamisons are waiting for from NU. "They have only contacted us that one time." Tim sr. said. "We haven't really thought about whether we are going to visit there or not, but since they have only contacted us once, it's hard to say we will make it over." So, basically it comes down to the Jamison's waiting on Nebraska to let them know if they have scheduled anything official for Tim Jr. before they decide whether or not they are going to make it over to Lincoln.

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Andrew Christensen

6-3/275/4.98

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The Skinny: -  Joining Michael Keenan, Maurice McClellan, and Santino Panico on his official visit to Nebraska this weekend, Andrew Christensen knows where he is headed.  "I'm going to Nebraska," said Christensen. "I had a real good visit. Coach Callahan seems like a good guy and I felt real comfortable around him. I think he is the right fit for this program. I had a good time with the other kids visiting, too." Really, there was really never any question raised in whether Christensen would be a Husker or not. Still, one school sought his services while Nebraska searched for a new coach. "I heard from Iowa as they were trying to get me to take a visit. Now, I'm just looking forward to signing on Feburary 4th." - update by, Josh Clark

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Roland Martin

6-6/345/5.20

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The Skinny: Roland just got back from his visit to Oklahoma and one thing he saw he didn't expect. "It was like a small city." he said. "I didn't expect it to be like as high-tech as it was, but it was a good thing." The OU trip coupled with his trip to Michigan State constitutes two-thirds of his schedule, only Tennessee left to go. Martin did say that Nebraska had been in contact, but he was still unsure as to exactly what he was going to do. "I haven't made my mind up yet." Roland said. "I'll take my visit to Tennessee and maybe, but right now, I don't know." Martin said that he wasn't willing to drop Nebraska off of his list right now because there was still a chance he might take a trip to visit the town of Lincoln. Martin currently lists no leaders.

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Xavier Fulton

6-5/265/4.80

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The Skinny: You might ask what we are doing contacting a current commit. Well, as we have seen from Nebraska's new head coach, he isn't beyond contacting anyone and everyone out there, if he feels there's any chance at landing a stud prospect. Xavier was actually one of those, stating that he had been contacted by Bill Callahan just about a week ago. Had that contact happened earlier, Nebraska might have had a chance, but Fulton stated that at this point, it's a little too late for them. "At this point, I don't plan on changing my mind." Xavier said. "If they had been around a month or so ago, who knows, but right now, it's probably just way too late. I'm pretty happy where I am."

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Matt Moore

6-4/185/-

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The Skinny : Will he transfer? Yes, but to where, that's the question. Matt Moore has been officially off of scholarship for some time from UCLA, but up to this point hasn't decided on just where he's going to go. "Matt has a couple of opportunities in front of him." his father said of those schools vying for his services. One of those schools that is contacting him now is Nebraska, contact being made since the Bill Callahan took the helm in Lincoln. It's a school that considering the changes is an interesting possibility for the Moore family. "I would say that we are very interested in Nebraska." he stated. "Right now though, we don't really have a deadline as to when we plan on doing something. After signing day and all that stuff is done, that's when Matt will probably sit down and figure out what he's going to do."

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Michael Keenan

6-2.5/221/4.40

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The Skinny: Michael Keenan was one of four official visitors in town this weekend as Coach Bill Callahan hosted his first group of recruits. "The visit was super enjoyable," said Keenan's legal guardian, Eletis. "We had a real good time, and spent a lot of time with the Christensen family. Andrew is definitely a big Husker fan, and his father seemed quite knowledgable as well. Right now, there is no question that Michael wants to play at Nebraska."  With the Jayhawk staff still working hard on bringing Keenan in for a visit this coming weekend, what are the chances?  "Michael and I discussed it a little on the drive home, but we will go into further lengths this evening. A decision should be made by tomorrow. I know Michael told them he was visiting, and would like to live up to his word. Although, he could not have imagined it better on his visit to Nebraska." - update by, Josh Clark

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Nick Hayden

6-5/275/4.80

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The Skinny:With the Nebraska Cornhuskers luring Wisconsin's defensive coordinator away, some might wonder what some of their top committed defensive players think. That's not an issue at the Hayden household though as coupled with the fact that Cosgrove wasn't Nick's position coach, he's plenty happy with his future at Wisconsin. "Nebraska hasn't contacted Nick." Nick's father said. "But, Nick is plenty happy where he is now. There's no doubt he'll be going to Wisconsin."

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