James Stigall enjoys visit to Nebraska

One of the state of Missouri's best was in Lincoln this past weekend for the spring game. The display of team support by the fans and the offensive display caught the attention James Stigall.

Maybe it was the 61,000 fans for what is nothing more than a glorified scrimmage that raised some eyebrows on visiting recruits. Maybe it was the 49 pass attempts that Joe Dailey had. For some others it was the 80+ degree weather in April and in Lincoln. James Stigall of Blue Springs, Mo.

"It (Lincoln) was really nice," Stigall said. "There was a bunch of people there. I think that there was like 61,000 there for the spring game. I went to the Kansas spring game as well as Nebraska's. I'm going to Kansas State's this weekend if I'm able to."

The new coaching staff had a lot to that it was willing to show the crowd this past Saturday. All the way from their new huddle to the new offense being put in this spring by Coach Callahan was there for display.

"It was great seeing the fans and seeing the Huskers play. The offense looked great. It was good that I got up there and to see a game-like environment."

There was a rumor floating around that Stigall had received a Nebraska offer. Is that true?

"Nothing yet. I haven't really talked to the coaches about that. We got there a little late and I didn't get as much time talking to the coaches as I would have liked."

Although Nebraska hasn't pulled the trigger yet and offered Stigall there are some that have.

"I have offers from Missouri, Kansas, Northwestern and Tennessee just offered me verbally. There is supposed to be something coming in the mail from them, but I haven't gotten it yet."

Stigall is projected to play offensive guard at the next level. He says that his biggest strength is finishing plays and his footwork. He also cites his overall ability and long arms to giving him success on the gridiron.

Those abilities will be on display this summer as Stigall is planning on hitting a lot of camps this summer. It's going to be hard to get them all in to go along with a much needed to vacation to fish in Alaska.

"I'm planning on going to Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri and Northwestern camps if I can. It's going to be tough to get them all in."

Stigall is also looking forward to this fall 11 starters returning from last year's team. "We're looking pretty good. We should definitely be pretty good."

Bryan Munson can be contacted at NURules@comcast.net.


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