In the battle for Ndamukong Suh, one of Nebraska's chief competitors is Mississippi State. Having just returned from Starkville, Ndamukong talks about his visit and how the Bulldogs stack up to the Cornhuskers. Is Nebraska still in the lead for Suh?
School's Ndamukong Suh just returned
from a visit at Mississippi
State and had some interesting comments
about the Bulldogs from Starkville. "I came back this past week and
surprisingly, it was pretty much just like Nebraska. " said Suh. It's going be quite a
difficult decision between them."
asked about how he felt when comparing the MSU program to that of the University of Nebraska, Ndamukong felt that a good
number of the similarities lie in the coaching staffs. "They're very outgoing and I liked the
way they coach each other along with the way they coach their
thing that impressed the highly-rated defensive line prospect was the feeling of
family at both Nebraska and Mississippi State. "A lot of people say they have family
but it's really not" he remarked.
Nebraska and Mississippi State offer something unique, though, in
terms of atmosphere according to Suh.
"Nebraska has the most crowd atmosphere as well
as team atmosphere. I could say Mississippi State has the same level of family
atmosphere but not as much of a crowd."
asked about who leads for his services, three programs appear to have the edge
at this point. "Tied for first
would be Mississippi State and Nebraska
of the Texas Tech loss was an issue that Ndamukong felt wasn't a matter of the
game itself, but rather how Nebraska responds to the defeat. "It was a little disappointing, but
they're growing, so you can't be too mad.
They just don't have all the talent they want and they need some depth on
the defensive line. Plus, they've
got a young quarterback."
that the potential is there for him to come into a program and become an impact
player from day one, as well. "I
feel that I'm a player that can go to a program and help them out. I feel I can add some
Grant team is currently experiencing solid
league play after a disappointing start to the year. "We're 3-0 in our league play and
3-2 overall. The first loss we had
was 7-6 and our last loss was kind of a blowout."
unofficial stats on the year are about five sacks and approximately 10-12
tackles in the five contests played.
John Blake is currently recruiting Ndamukong and tells him that there is a world of
possibility for him at Nebraska. "I have to call him back tonight because
I missed him. He's a very outgoing
man and a very fun person to be around.
I knew I had an opportunity as a freshman but I didn't know it was so
wide open. It's the same way at
bottom line is that Suh feels he can not only offer a university a solid
football player, but a quality student to be proud of. "I feel that I'm a top notch student
athlete and, on the football side, I feel that I think I can shut down the run
and be a player that can be on the field from the first down to the last."