No. 2 DT makes suprising trip to Lincoln

The nations No. 2 defensive tackle according to The Insiders visited Lincoln this past weekend. He was able to check outthe facilities, play some Playstation 2 and got to really know the defensive line coach while he was there.

Don't bother asking DeMarcus Granger how many offers he has. He's not counting them anymore. The 6-foot-3 and 320 pound defensive tackle from Dallas (Texas) Justin F. Kimball either has too many to count or has all of the ones that he needs. Maybe it's a little of both.

This past weekend the standout defensive tackle headed north to see Oklahoma State, Kansas and Nebraska. He left on a Thursday and took in Oklahoma State first on his trip.

"They've (OSU) got a good program," Granger said. "They have a lot of people from my hometown there. The visit went really good."

From Stillwater, Granger headed up to Nebraska to see Lincoln. "Their defensive line coach, John Blake, is real cool. He's real down to earth. I saw the academic center and the weight room. I played some Playstation 2 with Titus Adams and Darren DeLone. I think that that visit went really good too."

Nebraska was as far north as Granger was going to visit. From Lincoln he headed south to Lawrence to see Kansas. "I caught Kansas on a bad day. It was on a Sunday. I did get to see the field. It was just kind of quiet."

Prior to this last round of unofficials Granger had seen Oklahoma, LSU, Texas and Tennessee. This last set of unofficial visits was a spur of the moment trip to Granger and there are no other visits that he is planning to make this summer.

Granger is widely considered one of the best, if not the best, defensive tackles in the nation. His combination of size and speed on the field makes him a man amongst boys in most cases.

Granger is not tipping his hand on leaders or on any official visits that he could be ready to set up. Instead at the end of July Granger is going to narrow his list. Given the latest trip, Nebraska has to be feeling good about their chances.

"Nebraska is a good program. They have a new coach from the NFL. They are getting the best players that they can to come in and play. They will be in the hunt in the next two years."

DeMarcus Granger absolutely shredded opposing offensive lines as a junior recording 68 tackles, 17 sacks, 11 fumble fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries. He bench presses 405, squats 550 and has a vertical jump of 28 inches.

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