Huskers trying to reel one in from Louisiana

This season was a tough year for the Huskers. After missing a bowl game for the first time in 35 years, Bill Callahan and his staff have been one the recruiting warpath to secure the Huskers a better future. Scott Downing was recently in Louisiana to talk with one of the latest to receive a Nebraska offer.

Flying under the radar is Ryan Hebert. The name around the parts of Gray, La. is well known as a high school standout at H.L Bourgious. In the recruiting world the name is getting out, slowly but surely.

"I have quite a few offers already. I have offers from Nebraska, Southern Miss, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Nicholls State, Louisiana - Lafayette, and Louisiana - Monroe. Nebraska offered me about three weeks ago."

The season for his team didn't go as he had wished, ending with a 5-5 record and just missing the playoffs. His season, individually, went very good. He came away with first team all-district and all-region honors already.

His team doesn't grade out the offensive line, keep track of knock downs or pancakes. However, by Hebert's unofficial count he was averaging in the neighborhood of nine pancakes per contest.

With the offers on the table and a conclusion of his season, he is set to start taking some official visits. "I have an official set up to Southern Miss for this weekend (12/3). I have one set for January 14 to Nebraska and the following weekend I am going to Oklahoma State (1/21)."

"That is all I have set up so far. I would like to go to South Carolina and probably Arkansas. I am going to wait to see what other offers I get before I plan all five of my visits."

Hebert is also targeting an ACT test re-take for December as well. His first attempt fell a little short, but it seems that he is confident that he can raise it and has a solid GPA. "I took the ACT and got a 16. I have to take it again in December. My overall GPA is a 3.2 and my core is a 2.7."

Hebert is coming in around 6-foot-6 and 310. His fourty time is quick for a man his size at around 5.1 seconds. His bench is around 300 pounds and his squat is around 450 pounds. He cites his size and feet as his biggest strengths. "Just my size and feet. My feet are very good. I am fundamentally sound."

Hebert isn't favoring any schools at the moment. He is set on taking all of his visits and making a decision to a school that he can feel the most happy about.

One school that jumps out at you on the list of offers is Nebraska. They are a little out of the way when it comes to the other locations of the other schools that have offered.

"They have a good program. I mean, they're Nebraska. Anybody would dream to be there. They are turning their program around and they are running a new offense. I think that it is awesome to get an offer from a school like Nebraska."

Coach Turner Gill is the primary recruiter of Hebert from Nebraska. Coach Gill was at Hebert's school last week, although Ryan was not allowed to talk with him. However, Coach Downing was just in Hebert's house earlier this week and has Ryan thinking that Nebraska really wants him badly.

"Coach Scott Downing was here last night. Coach Gill was here last week. Oh yeah, I have a pretty good idea that Nebraska is really interested in me."


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